Airport and Amtrak Station Shuttle Info

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Here is some information for you about the airport or Amtrak station shuttle service (Rapid Rover) that we've always recommended to our Road Trippers. As always, let us know if you have any questions!

I. Cathe Buses

We provide comfortable bus transportation amongst the Road Trip event venues
all weekend. Please note that all weekend the Cathe buses will ONLY depart from
and return to the front door of the Fairfield Inn. If you’re staying at the Residence
Inn, please walk across the parking lot to the Fairfield Inn to catch the buses!
buses will depart at 3:45 p.m. SHARP to go to Cathe’s gym. If you will not arrive in
time to catch the bus, you must arrange to get yourself to Cathe’s gym. We will
securely store your luggage during the Friday afternoon and evening activities, and you
can take it back to the hotels on the Cathe buses later. Remember to tell the hotels
that you’ll be a “late check-in.”

II. Airport and Amtrak Station Shuttle Info

You are responsible for your own transportation to New Jersey and to the hotels. For
those of you who are coming in via airplane or Amtrak train, we highly recommend
Rapid Rover Shuttle service for your travels to and from the Philadelphia Airport, or
to and from Philadelphia's 30th Street Amtrak Station. Here’s their contact info:

Rapid Rover Phone: 1-856-428-1500
Rapid Rover Fax: 1-856-662-7979

Rapid Rover’s pricing varies depending upon your route (pick-up point and destination)
and the number of people in your Rapid Rover vehicle. We recommend that you call to
check for current pricing before your Road Trip travels.
Payment: Cash, VISA, MasterCard and American Express only. No personal checks.
Quoted prices don’t include a tip for the driver – that’s at your discretion.
Rapid Rover will allow two pieces of luggage plus one carry-on item per person, and
they’ll allow 1 to 2 extra pieces for a $2.00 surcharge for each. If you have more than
two extra pieces, or you have bulky items, the driver has the right to charge you a
higher luggage “carrying fee.”

Getting TO the Hotels OR TO Cathe’s Gym

When You Arrive in Philadelphia:

1. If you’re flying into Philadelphia International Airport:
You do NOT need to make an advance reservation for transportation to the hotels from
Philadelphia International Airport. Upon your arrival at the airport, retrieve your
luggage and proceed to the ground transportation counter located in the baggage claim
area. Dial 21 on any courtesy phone at that counter to reach the Rapid Rover
dispatcher. They will send a shuttle, and your driver will arrive at curbside to pick you
up within 20 minutes.

2. If you’re coming in via train to Philadelphia's 30th Street Amtrak Station:
Rapid Rover does not have vans waiting at the 30th Street Station, unlike the airport.
Therefore, you DO need to call ahead if you’re coming into the 30th Street Amtrak
Station. They ask that you call them at 856-428-1500 when your train reaches the last
stop it will make before arriving at the 30th Street Station, or when you’re roughly 20
minutes outside Philly. This will allow Rapid Rover to send a shuttle driver to pick you
up, so that you won’t have a long waiting time. Upon your arrival at the 30th Street
Station, go to the 29th Street side of the building (facing the center of Philadelphia)
and the driver will meet you there. This side of the building is less crowded, so it should
be easier for you and the Rapid Rover shuttle driver to find each other.

Getting BACK to the Airport or the Amtrak Train Station

When You Leave on Sunday:

On Sunday morning there will be Cathe bus service from the hotels to the gym for our
sixth class at 7:00 a.m., and after class there will be bus service to Seven Star Diner,
site of our Farewell Brunch. The brunch will be over at approximately 11:00. There will
then be Cathe bus service back to the hotels. Depending on your travel schedule, you’ll
need to decide where you need to be picked up by Rapid Rover (i.e., at the hotels, at
the gym or at the Seven Star Diner). You may bring your luggage on the Cathe bus to
the gym and then onward to the Diner, if need be. FYI, historically we’ve had 10+
Road Trippers picked up by Rapid Rover at the Diner.

You DO need to make a reservation 48 hours in advance for transportation
from the hotels, gym or Diner back to Philadelphia International Airport or to
the 30th Street Amtrak Station. Call Rapid Rover at 856-428-1500 to make
your reservation. You will need to tell them where you’re being picked up the name,
address and phone number of the place where you’re being picked up on Sunday, your
flight or train information including name of airline and scheduled departure time, and a
phone number where they can contact you all weekend.

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