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NutNet Workshop 2016: Travel Logistics

Participants should fly to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). The airport is served by many US carriers and is a hub for Delta Airlines.

 

MSP Airport to U of Minnesota

Metro Transit is the public transportation system of the Twin Cities. The Blue Line light rail runs from the MSP airport north into downtown Minneapolis (or south to the Mall of America if you are so inclined). The Green Line light rail then runs from downtown Minneapolis to the University campus. Fare is $1.75 ($2.75 rush hour) and ticket must be purchased prior to boarding. Fare includes a transfer to any other train or bus, good for 2½ hours.

From the MSP airport, take the BLUE LINE north to the “Downtown East / Metrodome” station. From there, board a GREEN LINE train towards St. Paul.

Territorial Hall can then be reached on foot from the EAST BANK station.

Taxi service is also available from MSP to East Bank for fares ranging $32-40.

 

Local Addresses & Transportation

The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities has multiple campuses, one in St. Paul and two in Minneapolis named by their position astride the Mississippi River. The “East Bank” campus [pdf map] is the main Minneapolis campus and includes the dorm for participants staying there. The St. Paul campus [pdf map] is home to the Ecology Building which is the site of the meeting.

Participants staying in the dorms will be staying at:

                           Territorial Hall

417 Walnut Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

                        https://housing.umn.edu/territorial

 

We will begin the meeting Monday 8:30am at the Institute on the Environment:

325 Learning & Environmental Sciences

1954 Buford Ave

St. Paul, MN 55108

                        http://environment.umn.edu/contact-us/

* Take the campus shuttle to the stop at Gortner & Buford in St. Paul, the Learning & Environmental Sciences building is on the south-west corner of the intersection.

The “Campus Connector” (MN shuttle #121) runs every 15 minutes from 7am – 9:30pm and the trip between the East Bank and St. Paul campus is about 15-20 minutes.

There is also real-time tracking for the Connector!
 

The closest East Bank stop to the dorm is on Oak Street just south of University Avenue, approximately two blocks north of Territorial Hall.

 

The shuttle departs St. Paul from the Student Center.