2014 Charter School Authorizer Workshop-Logistics

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Airport Information

Grand Rapids, Michigan is serviced by the Gerald R. Ford International Airport(GRR). The airport is approximately 15 miles/25 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

Car Rental @ the airport

These rental car agencies' counters are located on the first level of the parking garage. Look for the rental car return lane as you approach the parking garage.

Taxi

Metro Cab (616-827-6500) offers traditional taxicab and luxury sedan service at the curbside. Taxi fare to downtown Grand Rapids is approximately $32 (U.S.). Luxury sedan service to downtown Grand Rapids is approximately $37 (U.S.).


Public Transportation

The Rapid - Phone: 616-776-1100 The Rapid bus system includes a stop at GFIA on their route. Bus rides cost $1.50 with one transfer pass included. The latest schedule is available online. Route 17 serves the airport.

Greyhound Bus Lines - Phone: 800-231-2222 Call for schedule and fare information or visit www.greyhound.com. Buses depart from downtown Grand Rapids.


Parking

Grand Valley State University is pleased to offer conference guests complimentary parking in our designated University parking lot on Fulton Street.


Hotels

Conference guests must make their own hotel reservations. Please visit the hotel website or call the phone numbers in order to make your reservation.

JW Marriott

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JW Mariott

Amway Grand Plaza

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Amway Grand Plaza

Courtyard Marriott

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Courtyard by Mariott

Holiday Inn

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Holiday Inn


About Grand Rapids

Here are some valuable resources about Grand Rapids, MI

1. Hello West Michigan

2. GR Now

3. Experience GR