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Transportation - MORE INFORMATION FOR 2015 COMING SOON

For Drivers:  You will receive a parking pass with your conference materials.  The pass must be displayed on the car dashboard throughout the conference.  

There is no public transportation between the Atlanta airport and Carrollton, Georgia.  Those arriving at the Atlanta airport may either rent a car or take the conference shuttle service described below.  Taxis and commercial shuttles between the airport and Carrollton may cost between $90.00 and $130.00 each way.  For commercial transportation, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Rental Cars

All major rental car agencies are available at the Atlanta airport.  The University of West Georgia in Carrollton is an easy drive of approximately 45-60 minutes from the Atlanta airport.  See the 'Directions' link on the conference home page for directions.

University of West Georgia Limited Shuttle Service 

September 25: Deadline for submitting airport arrival times for those wishing to take advantage of shuttle service. (Participants should plan to arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. in order to take advantage of shuttle service to Carrollton.) Email flight number, arrival time, and cell phone number to Yvonne Fuentes at uwgconference2015@gmail.com. 

Thursday shuttle schedule: A shuttle provided by the University of West Georgia will pick participants up by 3:30 pm for transportation from the Atlanta Airport to Carrollton.  A member from the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures  will be available at the airport to guide participants to the shuttle.  The cell phone number will be sent via email to participants prior to the conference date.  The shuttle will plan to take participants to the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard by Marriott in Carrollton to check in and freshen up prior to the Thursday evening reception and symposium (pick-up 6 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 6:15 at the Courtyard by Marriott).  In the event of unforeseen delays, the shuttle will go directly from the Atlanta airport to campus for the reception and symposium.   

Directions to the shuttle:  After picking up your luggage, please proceed to the North Terminal, lower level and look for UWG Shuttle bus stationed at LN2.  Please call one of the contact numbers sent via e-mail if you cannot find the vehicle or if your flight is delayed.   

Please note: If your flight comes in at the South Terminal, you will need to walk to the other side of the building to the North Terminal. If you arrive in the International Terminal, you will need to go to the Domestic Terminal North (Concourse T).

Shuttle between the Holiday Inn Express and the Courtyard by Marriott and University of West Georgia campus

Thursday, October 8: 6 pm, Holiday Inn Express to UWG Campus Center; 6:15 pm, from Courtyard by Marriott to UWG Campus Center. The shuttle will return to both hotels following the Thursday evening events.

Friday, October 9: 8:00 am, Holiday Inn Express to UWG Campus Center; 8:15 am, from Courtyard by Marriott to UWG Campus Center. 8:30 pm, from UWG Campus Center to hotels.

Saturday, October 10: 8:00 am, Holiday Inn Express to UWG Campus Center; 8:15 am, from Marriott by Courtyard to UWG Campus Center.

Return Conference Shuttle to Atlanta airport on November 1

12:30 pm, the shuttle will depart directly from the Townsend Center for the Atlanta airport.  Participants should have already checked out of the hotels and will be able to store their luggage on the shuttle for the morning sessions. 

Commercial transportation

Airport Metro Shuttle, P.O. Box 45731, Atlanta, GA 30320, Phone (404) 766-6666, info@airportmetro.com: provides one-way or round trip transportation between the Atlanta airport and Carrollton.  Advance reservations advised.