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Vasculata 2017 Location and Travel

Vasculata 2017

July 24-27, 2017
Chicago, IL

 

Location

Moss Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Medical Research Building
909 S Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Enter the building from Wolcott Avenue.  Go up few steps to the main floor of the building.

For driving instructions, please access this pdf.

Closest parking - Wood Street Parking Structure located at 1100 S. Wood Street

Map of West Campus (where meeting is being held)

Housing

If you have registered for the on-campus housing, please see http://www.navbo.org/events/vasculata-2017/housing

Map of East Campus (where housing is)

Travel

Leaving O'Hare

There are Taxi Stands at the lower-level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal. Taxi service is available to the City of Chicago and suburban destinations. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.

  • Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from O'Hare to downtown Chicago is $40-60
  • For current fare information, please check the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website
  • For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call: 1.855.WAV.1010

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from O'Hare include:

  • Downtown ($24 per person)
  • McCormick Place ($24 per person)
  • Midway International Airport ($37 per person)
  • Metro Transportation ($3) - airport to/from downtown Chicago

Going to O'Hare

If you are taking a taxi to O'Hare from the City of Chicago and are not located in an area where taxis are readily available, the list of taxi companies and phone numbers here may be useful to schedule a pick up. For suburban pick up, contact your local cab company.

RIDESHARE

Loading zones for rideshare services are at the following locations:

  • Upper Level between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
  • Upper Level between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3
  • Lower Level Terminal 5 across from Door 5A Uber
  • Black and Uber Taxi will pick up on the Lower Level

Leaving Midway

Taxi stands are located on the lower level curbfront of the terminals, and taxis are available on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure you have a licensed taxi driver, please be sure to use the taxi stands. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or in the departure area of the terminal roadways. All taxis should have a working meter to calculate the fare based on time and mileage.

  • Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from Midway to downtown Chicago is $28-30
  • For current fare information, please check the City of Chicago taxi passenger information website
  • For wheelchair accessible vehicles, please call: United Dispatch at 1.800.928.1010

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Shared ride fares from Midway include:

  • Downtown ($18 per person)
  • McCormick Place ($18 per person)
  • O'Hare International Airport ($35 per person)
  • Metro Transportation ($3) airport to/from downtown Chicago

Going to Midway

If you are taking a taxi to Midway from the City of Chicago and are not located in an area where taxis are readily available, the list of taxi companies and phone numbers near the bottom of this page may be useful to schedule a pick up. 

RIDESHARE

The loading zone for rideshare services is on the Upper Level near Door 1.


Cabs                    

TAXICAB COMPANIES PHONE NUMBER 
American United Cab Association  773-327-6161
Blue Ribbon Association, Inc.  773-508-9100
Checker Taxi Association, Inc.  312-243-2537
Chicago Carriage Cab 312-326-2221
Choice Taxi Association 773-338-9503
5 Star Taxi Association, Inc. 773-866-9933
Flash Cab Company 773-561-1444
Globe Taxi Association, Inc. 773-725-6500
Gold Coast Taxi Association 773-271-0163
King Drive Cab Affiliation 773-488-8000
KOAM Taxi Association 773-973-3535
Royal 3 CCC Chicago Taxi Association 312-326-2221
Service Taxi Association, Inc. 773-262-2211
Sun Taxi Association, Inc. 773-736-3883
24 Seven Taxi Affiliation 773-878-8294
Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc. 773-907-0020

Public Transportation

If you take the CTA train from O’Hare use the blue line; from Midway take the orange line. 
Check with your hotel for the nearest station.  You may have to take a short cab ride from the station to your hotel.  

Using public transportation to get to the Moss Auditorium:

CTA Blue Line: take Blue Line to Illinois Medical District. Head southwest on Ogden Ave. toward W. Congress Pkwy. Take slight left onto S. Damen Ave. Turn left onto W. Polk St. Turn right onto S. Wolcott Ave. to arrive at College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.

CTA #7 Bus: take #7 bus to Polk & Wood. Head west on Polk St. Turn left onto S. Wolcott Ave. to arrive at College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.

CTA #157 Bus: take #157 bus to Polk & Wolcott. Turn right onto S. Wolcott Ave. to arrive at College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), 909 S. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612.

If staying in the on-campus housing:

From O'Hare -
Take the Blue Line toward Forest Park. Stop at UIC/Halsted. Exit at Halsted St.
Then walk 0.8 miles south to arrive at Marie Robinson Hall (MRH), 811 W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL 60608 OR
if you rather not walk, take the CTA #8 bus going south, exit at Halsted & Maxwell, arrive at Marie Robinson Hall (MRH), 811 W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL 60608.

From Midway -
Take the Orange Line to Halsted. Exit at Halsted St. and take CTA #8 bus going north, exit at Halsted & Maxwell, arrive at Marie Robinson Hall (MRH), 811 W. Maxwell St., Chicago, IL 60608.


Paying your fare
You have three easy options once you get to the station:

  1. You can buy a Ventra Ticket that's good on CTA—current options include a Single-Ride CTA Ticket (includes 2 transfers to bus and/or another train ride within two hours) or a 1-Day CTA Ticket (good for unlimited rides for one person for 24 hours).
  2. You can buy a Ventra Card with money loaded to cover fare for up to seven people, or any pass you like.
  3. If you have a contactless bankcard (with the wave symbol) and don't need a transfer, you can go straight to the gates and touch your card there. A $2.25 fare will be charged for each ride you do this way.

* All vending machines take cash, coins, credit or debit.

See Fares for detailed fare information. See How-To Guides for detailed information on paying with farecards and riding the train.


Car Rentals:

Budget Car Rental – 800-621-2380 
Thrifty Car Rental – 800-367-2277 
Alamo Rent-A-Car – 888-826-6893 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 847-928-3320


For information about acquiring a visa please go here.