TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION
Visa Tips for International Attendees
International Conference participants should apply for visas at least three months
ahead of their departure date. For the official word and the most up-to-date information,
visit the Department of State website, www.unitedstatesvisas.gov
CAA 2006 Annual Conference attendees may receive savings on their air travel by
purchasing tickets through our travel partner.
offers special rates to those traveling to CAA’s Conference
from the continental United States, Hawai‘i, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and
other selected points in North America. Conference attendees may receive a 5%
discount off American’s published round-trip fares, subject to applicable
For savings on mid-week travel to the Conference, special round-trip Zone Fares
are available to all cities served by American Airlines in the continental United
States, Hawai‘i, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and other selected points in North
America. Two-day minimum stay; no Saturday night stay required.
Ground transportation from Logan Airport, 2 miles outside the city center, to
the Hynes Convention Center takes less than 15 minutes. Travelers can ride the
MBTA Blue Line T from Airport Station, connected to all terminals via free Logan
shuttle buses. Taxis are readily available within the city and at the airport.
Conference attendees can take advantage of a 10% discount on the lowest available
train fare for travel to and from Boston between February 19 and February
28. (This offer is not valid on Auto Train and does not apply to accommodation
charges.) To book your trip, call Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) or visit
online. Refer to Convention Fare Number X25I-949 when making your
Amtrak serves Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.,
with nationwide connections. The Back Bay Station, 145 Dartmouth Street, is the
closest station stop to the hotels and the Hynes Convention Center.
*Special note for Downeaster passengers: Amtrak Downeaster trains to New Hampshire
and Maine arrive and depart from Boston’s North Station. All other Amtrak
services in Boston arrive and depart from Back Bay Station.
is a CAA business partner and the official rent-a-car provider for CAA’s
Conference. Special rates are available to attendees at the Conference for rentals
made between February 15 and March 5, 2006. Renters must meet Avis’s age,
driver, and credit requirements, and other restrictions may apply. For more information
or to make a rental car reservation visit www.avis.com
. Refer to CAA’s Avis
Meeting Discount Number D002166 when making reservations online.
may also be made by calling Avis’s toll-free number: 800-331-1600.
Getting Around Boston
By Subway: The T
Most rides are $1.25. There are some exceptions on the Red Line’s Braintree
branch and the Green Line’s D branch, and boarding Outbound on a Green Line
surface stop west of Kenmore and Symphony is free. For information and maps, visit
How to pay: Subway stations have turnstiles that require $1.25 MBTA tokens. Tokens
are for sale at a booth or vending machine at these stations. To avoid waiting
in line, buy several tokens at once to use for other trips. Surface routes and
certain stations on the Green Line collect fares on the vehicle as you board,
and the Mattapan Trolley collects fare on the vehicle as you leave. Fareboxes
accept coins or tokens, exact change is required.
Local routes, Crosstown (CT) routes and the Silver Line are just 90¢. A few “zoned
local” routes cost $1.55 if you ride them a long distance. Express buses range
from $2.20 to $3.45. For information and maps, visit www.mbta.com
How to pay: Pay the full fare for your trip when boarding the bus, except when
heading Outbound on routes 71, 72, and 73. For these routes, pay when exiting
the vehicle. Bus fareboxes accept cash or tokens. Please avoid using dollar bills
as they are slow to process, slowing down service for yourself and others.
All trips within a 12-mile radius of downtown Boston are charged a metered rate.
Beyond the 12-mile radius, the charge is a flat rate. All fares are based upon
the occupancy of one to four passengers per taxi. Station wagons, accessible taxis
for persons with disabilities, and credit-card taxis are available upon request
at Logan Airport. See a Massport Ground Transportation agent, located outside
each terminal on the arrival level, for assistance. Station wagon and van taxicabs
are entitled to an additional $5 fee if a passenger has excessive luggage or boxes.
Passengers needing a lift- or ramp-equipped taxi should call a local company directly.
These specially equipped taxis are available from most Boston destinations at
no additional fee.
Transportation to the Hynes Convention Center
MBTA Subway (The T)
The Hynes Convention Center is located on the Green Line (B, C, or D trains) at
the Hynes Convention Center/ICA stop. The fare for the subway is $1.25. Once you
get off the subway, choose any exit and follow the signs to the Hynes Convention
Center. The entrance is 1 block east on Boylston Street from the Boylston Street
exit or 2 blocks from the Massachusetts Avenue exit.
If traveling on the Green Line E, the closest stop is Prudential. Here, you can
enter the Hynes Convention Center via the Shops at Prudential. Use any entrance
and follow the signs to the Hynes Convention Center.
If traveling by commuter rail or Amtrak from points west or south of Boston, get
off at the Back Bay Station, walk through the Copley Place Mall to the Prudential
Center, and follow the signs for the Hynes Convention Center.