April 28-29, 2003
Travel SupportGLSVLSI is not directly providing travel support, but SIGDA (a GLSVLSI 2003 sponsor) has a travel grant program. We encourage interested attendees to apply, even though the 60 day limit has passed.
Travel to Washington D.C.
Attendees can travel to Washington D.C. by car, plane, train, or bus. The three airports that service the Washington D.C. area are Washington-Reagan (DCA), Washington Dulles (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington (BWI). Washington-Reagan is recommended, as it is by far the closest airport to the hotel.
The primary downtown Washington D.C. train station is Washington-Union Station (WAS), and Greyhound Bus Lines also has a downtown station.
Travel to Radisson Barcelo Hotel
Taxicabs, rental cars, and shuttles are available at all three airports, and taxicabs are easily accessable from the bus and train stations. The hotel does NOT provide a shuttle to/from the airport.
Rental cars are NOT recommended, as driving in Washington D.C. is difficult and the parking at the Radisson Barcelo is fairly expensive ($23 per night).
Washington D.C. has an extensive public transportation system, and the Dupont Circle metro station is within walking distance of the Radisson Barcelo. The metro also stops at the Washington-Reagan airport, providing the cheapest transportation to the hotel.
Travel around Washington D.C.
Given that Washington D.C. is difficult to navigate by car and that parking is sparse and expensive, the best way to travel around the city is by the public transportation system. The Dupont Circle metro station is within walking distance of the Radisson Barcelo, and the metro can easily take you throughout the city and neighboring sections of Virginia and Maryland.
GLSVLSI 2003 Publicity Chair
John Lach (email@example.com)
University of Virginia