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TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Travel arrangements to and from the conference are the responsibility of the individual registrants, and not included in the registration fee.

Champaign and Urbana are located in the East Central part of Illinois at the intersection of Interstate Highways I-57, I-74, and I-72. The cities are conveniently located 138 miles south of Chicago (2.5 hour drive from O'Hare International Airport), 124 miles west of Indianapolis, and 168 miles northeast of St. Louis.

Willard Airport (www.flycmi.com) in Champaign/Savoy (approximately 5 miles south of campus) is the closest airport to the University of Illinois. Daily flights are offered to and from Chicago O'Hare (by American Eagle), Detroit (by Northwest Airlink), Cincinnati (by Delta/Comair), and Dallas/Ft. Worth (by American Eagle). It is a small though modern airport with four gates, operated by the University of Illinois. The airport code is "CMI".

Taxi and limo service (www.illinilimo.com) is available at Willard Airport for the short trip to the Historic Lincoln Hotel (209 S. Broadway Ave., Urbana) and the University campus.

Other modes of transportation to Champaign-Urbana from throughout the region include: Lincolnland Express Bus, Greyhound Bus, and Amtrak trains.

The award-winning local bus system is the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD). They have bus routes throughout the campus and two communities.

Campus Locator Map page shows the location of the University of Illinois within Champaign-Urbana. This page also contains links to an extensive selection of campus area maps including floor plans of some of the buildings.

For more information on travel and driving directions, see the University of Illinois Web site at: www.uiuc.edu/overview/visitors/directions.html.

Parking on campus

Parking on campus is very limited, particularly near the Illini Union.

We recommend that you purchase Day Meter Permits for FSI 2006. The Day Meter Permits are available at a cost of $7 per day and may be used at University meters only (not city meters). University meters are designated by the block “I” displayed across the top of meter. They become valid when you scratch off the month, day, and year and place the permit on the rearview mirror with the date displayed toward the windshield. These are one day use permits only. Day Meter Permits are available for purchase at the Parking office at 1110 W. Springfield (corner of Springfield and Goodwin), Public Safety Building, 2 nd Floor, Urbana during business hours (8am – 5pm Monday through Friday). See map at http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/map1-4.html

For a map of available parking meters, see http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/default.cfm

The Day Meter Permit is valid for meters in streets and lots marked Yellow.

We recommend the following lots:

D5 (19 meters) http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/map2-4.html

D9 (40 meters) http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/map2-4.html

E3 (122 meters) http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/map2-3.html

C3 (50 meters) http://www.parking.uiuc.edu/campus_map/map2-3.html

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