New York City, New York

The 2019 ACT Conference will be hosted in the Big Apple. The Association for Commuter Transportation is excited to welcome you here.

Hotel

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
1.212.398.1900
$269 per night (single/double)

Discounted room rates only available until July 12, 2019.

Click here to book your discounted hotel room or call 1.212.398.1900 and reference the ACT Conference and dates.

Air Travel

You can travel to New York City via three different airports. Choose your best flight:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

For additional travel information, visit NYC Go.

Ground Transportation

Attendees can reach Times Square from all three airports by using taxis, buses, subways and/or commuter trains.

For additional ground transportation information, visit NYC Go.

Getting around

NYC is a great walking city, and getting around by foot is most often the easiest way to get somewhere. Not to mention a great way to familiarize yourself with many different neighborhoods that make up this great city! Here are some other ways to get around:

  • MTA Subways and Buses: A MetroCard gives access to trains and buses that travel to every corner of the City. The system is accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Taxis: Yellow cabs are a quick, convenient way to get around the five boroughs. Also Via, Uber Pool, and Lyft Line all work in NYC and are great carpooling alternatives to a classic taxi or Uber ride. 
  • Other Modes of Transportation: ferries, pedicabs, bicycles, and even helicopters are also great ways to get around New York.
  • Download a subway map on your mobile device so you can navigate without cell network 
  • Download an offline map on your mobile device from Google maps so you can navigate underground without wifi
  • Use Google maps transit to navigate public transportation
  • Check out Citi Bike - NYC’s bike system
     

Local Attractions

Summer is a great time to be in NYC – There are free outdoor concerts and movies all around the five boroughs. Food Trucks and festivals pop up on every corner and it’s a great time of year to catch a ball game (or two), walk the High Line in short sleeves, head up to the Bronx Zoo, or head down to Coney Island for a ride on the wooden tracks of the Cyclone roller coaster. There is so much to see and explore here in NYC!

Here are a few ideas to help round out your trip:

  • Dine at local restaurants (Download the PDF)
  • Statue of Liberty Museum (Opening May 2019)
  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then grab a slice of pizza at Grimaldi’s
  • Enjoy a lager at the Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria
  • On a clear day, visit the Empire State Building or the top of the Rockefeller Center
  • Take a ferry ride to a neighboring island ($2.75 per ride)
  • Bringing the family? Head over to Coney Island for an amusement park experience that brings you back in time
  • Take a run (or a stroll) around NYC’s iconic Central Park
  • Bike your way along the Hudson River Greenway
  • Take a kayaking tour around the rivers
  • Walk Greenwich Village
  • Take a Big Bus tour
  • Take in a great view of the city at Top of the Rock
And enjoy some best of and favorites from the local chapter:

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