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2012 ASCB Annual Meeting


Airline Discount

The ASCB has partnered with United Airlines to offer meeting attendees a discount, which varies from 2% to 5% depending on the class of service booked.

Here is how it works: Go to www.united.com and click on "Advanced Search" and enter "ZMCX783061" in the Offer Code Box to receive the 2% to 5% discount, plus an additional 3% discount for booking online. Or, if you prefer, you may call United Meeting at 800-468-7022 and provide the Z code "ZMCX" and the agreement code "783061" to receive a 2% discount. Please be advised, by called United, you will be charged a $25.00 service fee for bookings made over the phone.


Oakland International (OAK)
www.flyoakland.com, 510-563-3300
Oakland International airport is 25 miles from downtown San Francisco and is accessible by BART (see below). Major carriers include Alaska Air, America West, Delta, Southwest, Jet Blue, and United. Taxi fare to downtown is approximately $50–$60. Shared ride van service is also offered by SuperShuttle (see below).

San Jose International (SJC)
www.sjc.org, 408-501-7600
San Jose International airport is about 60 miles south of San Francisco. Major carriers include American, Alaska, United, Southwest, Continental, and TWA. Shuttle services are available to San Francisco, and CalTrain is a low-cost transportation alternative. Free Airport Flyer buses run regularly every 10-15 minutes between the airport and the nearest train station. Super Shuttle offers door-to-door service (advance registration is required). Shared ride van service is also offered by SuperShuttle (see below).

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
www.flysfo.com, 650-821-5000
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is located 13 miles south of San Francisco, near the junction of Highways 101 and 380. The airport offers nonstop links with more than 31 international points on 30 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects nonstop on 18 domestic airlines to more than 71 cities in the USA. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation, and more, visit www.flysfo.com.

Taxis from SFO
Taxis depart from designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 am to 1:00 am to assist passengers.
Ramp accessible taxis are available. Please contact the taxi coordinator to request a ramp accessible taxi, or phone *1191 from any airport courtesy phone.
Approximate fares to downtown San Francisco are $37.00 one way. Metered rates apply to all destinations and most cab companies accept credit cards as a form of payment. A $2.00 exit surcharge is included in all San Francisco taxicab meter fares for rides originating from SFO.

BART Rapid Transit from SFO
BART is a fast, easy, inexpensive way to get to San Francisco and around the Bay Area. Trains arrive at SFO every 15 minutes, and it takes just 30 minutes to downtown San Francisco. A one-way ticket from SFO to downtown is $8.10; find fares from the airport to any station by using the QuickPlanner.
The BART station at SFO is located in the International Terminal. Terminals 1, 2, and 3 are approximately a one- to three-minute free AirTrain (Red Line) ride to the BART station at the International Terminal.

BART Rapid Rail from OAK
The BART train to downtown San Francisco is highly recommended. To take BART from OAK purchase a shuttle ticket ($2) as you exit the terminal. Go to the shuttle bus stop and take the AirBART shuttle to the Coliseum station. Purchase a ticket from the machine. The fare is $3.15 to San Francisco. Proceed upstairs and take a San Francisco, Daly City, or SFO-bound train to San Francisco. The average trip is about 30 minutes to the Powell Street station (Union Square). For directions to your hotel from Powell Street station go to www.bart.gov, click on the Expanded Quick Planner, select your departure (SFO) and arrival (Powell) station. Select the arrival station box and enter the hotel address where specified. Directions from the station will be displayed after the schedule.

BART/MUNI Stations for ASCB Hotels
BART shares these stations with San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) which can also take you throughout the City.

Hotel BART/Muni Station Exit
Courtyard SF Downtown Montgomery Street Market & Third
Galleria Park Hotel Montgomery Street McKesson Plaza
Grand Hyatt San Francisco Powell Street Market & Ellis
Handlery Union Square Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Hilton SF Union Square Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Hotel Abri Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Hotel Mark Twain Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Hotel Nikko San Francisco Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Hotel Palomar Powell Street Market & Fourth
Hotel Union Square Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Intercontinental San Francisco Powell Street Market & Fifth
The Mosser Hotel Powell Street Market & Fourth
Parc 55 Hotel Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
The Powell Hotel Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Powell Street Market & Fourth
Villa Florence Powell Street Hallidie Plaza
Westin San Francisco Market St. Montgomery Street Market & New Montgomery

For more information about BART, visit their website.

Ground Transportation


SuperShuttle provides ground transportation service between the San Francisco Airport and all major hotels in the downtown area. With an advance reservation through the SuperShuttle website, ASCB attendees can get a discounted one-way fare of $14 from SFO. The discount is valid online only with travel dates between December 10 and 24, 2012. You do not have to have an advance reservation to ride SuperShuttle, but without a reservation, you will pay the full fare at the ticket counter.

ShareRide Transfers
$3 off each way per passenger to/from SFO and Downtown San Francisco; $4 off each way per passenger to/from Oakland (OAK) and Downtown San Francisco; $4 off each way per passenger to/from San Jose (SJC) and Downtown San Francisco.

Exclusive Vans (accommodates up to nine passengers traveling together) or ExecuCar (town car up to four passengers)

$5 off each way per vehicle to/from SFO/OAK/SJC and Downtown San Francisco.

Rental Car Discounts
ASCB members and meeting attendees are eligible for rental car discounts through Avis and Hertz. Refer to the following codes when making rental car reservations:
Avis: www.avis.com; 800-230-4898; Code: T755300
Hertz: www.hertz.com; 800-654-3131; Code: 130181


View the parking map to find a parking garage, or use the list below for reference. Please check with each location for cost information, which is subject to change.

San Francisco Parking Garages

Fifth and Mission Parking Garage
415-982-8522 Ext.18 | www.fifthandmission.com | 833 Mission Street
(between Fourth and Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)

Hearst Parking Center
415-989-4000 | 45 Third Street
(entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)

Moscone Center Garage
415-777-2782 (garage) | 415-538-7888 (office) | 255 Third Street
(Folsom and Howard, across the street from Moscone South’s Esplanade Ballroom)

Paramount Valet Parking
415-341-1410 | 680 Mission Street
(separate entrance on Jessie Street, off Third, located 2 blocks from Moscone South and North

Museum Parc Garage
415-348-0304 | 300 Third Street
(entrance on Third and on Folsom streets)

Post Montgomery Center Garage
415-393-1500 | 161 Sutter Street
(turn onto Sutter Street from Montgomery)

Sutter/Stockton Garage
415-982-7275 | 444 Stockton Street
(second entrance on Bush between Stockton and Grant)
Please check the ASCB Hotel Information PDF (insert URL-waiting for document from onPeak) for valet parking rates for your hotel.

Parking/Area Maps

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