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Meeting of the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution:

Pasadena, CA, USA: 1-3 February, 2012

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Meeting Venue & Accommodations

Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California, United States 91101
Tel: 1-626-577-1000   
Fax:  1-626-584-3148

A room block has been reserved from January 27, 2012 - February 6, 2012 at the government per diem rate of $125 per night (plus applicable taxes). Although this room rate is guaranteed until January 12, 2012, please make your hotel reservation as early as possible.

To reserve a hotel room online click here. Please do not try to change the group name (this block if filled automatically). Enter your arrival and departure date and any other requested information. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Hilton Pasadena hotel directly at (+1) (626) 577-1000.   

To reserve a hotel room via phone, call the Hilton Pasadena's reservation desk at (+1) (626) 577-1000 or 1-800-HILTONS and ask for the group rate for EC/R Inc. The group code is "EPA."

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to arrival or one night room and tax will be assessed.

Travel and Transportation

The Hilton Pasadena hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from Burbank-Bob Hope Airport (formerly Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport) or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Alternate transportation to/from the airports and around Pasadena are described below.

Shuttles and Taxis

From Burbank-Bob Hope Airport

Shuttle van service and taxi cabs are located on the pedestrian islands immediately in front of the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport passenger terminal. Shuttle van service, like SuperShuttle is the easiest and most cost-effective travel option available. SuperShuttle fare to the Hilton Pasadena hotel from the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is approximately $23.00 one-way. Please note that as of January 3, 2012 SuperShuttle is requiring pre-payment for shuttle services. So, we encourage attendees using SuperShuttle to make reservations and pre-pay in advance to avoid hassle and save time. For more information or to make a reservation contact SuperShuttle directly at (818) 558-3177. See table below for a list of alternate shuttle companies.

Premier Airport Van (800) 896-8645
Prime Time Shuttle (800) 733-8267
Roadrunner Shuttle (800) 247-7919

Taxi fare to the Hilton Pasadena hotel from the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is approximately $35.00 one-way. See table below for a list of taxi companies.

City Cab (818) 848-1000
United Taxi (800) 892-8294
Yellow Cab & Checker Cab (800) 750-4400

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Shuttle van service is located outside of baggage claim. Two shared ride van companies, Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX. SuperShuttle fare to the Hilton Pasadena hotel from the LAX is approximately $25.00 one-way, while Prime Time Shuttle fare is approximately $23.00 one-way. Please note that as of January 3, 2012 SuperShuttle is requiring pre-payment for shuttle services. So, we encourage attendees using SuperShuttle to make reservations and pre-pay in advance to avoid hassle and save time. For more information or to make a reservation contact SuperShuttle directly at (800) 258-3826 or Prime Time Shuttle at (310) 536-7922.

Taxis can be found curbside on the Lower/Arrival Level in front of each terminal. Passengers will be presented with a ticket stating typical fares to major destinations. Taxi fare to the Hilton Pasadena hotel from the LAX is approximately $71.00 one-way.

Driving Directions

From Burbank-Bob Hope Airport (Driving Time: 20 minutes)

Take I-5 South to CA-134 Freeway East to I-210 East. Exit Lake Avenue and turn right. Continue down Lake Avenue to Cordova and turn right. Proceed down Cordova to Los Robles Avenue and turn right. The Hilton Pasadena hotel is located immediately on the right.

From Los Angeles International Airport (Driving Time: 1 hour)

Take I-105 East to CA-110 North. The 110 ends in Pasadena and become Arroyo Parkway. Continue one mile to Cordova and turn right. Continue down Cordova to Los Robles and turn left. Hotel is at the corner of Cordova and Los Robles.

Hotel Parking

Self Parking: $19.00 per day
Valet Parking: $24.00 per vehicle per day
In/Out Privileges: Available
Secured: Available
Covered: Available

Public Transportation

Pasadena offers a series of convenient transit options (i.e., shuttles, buses, and light rail) that can take you to/in and around the City, as well as the greater Los Angeles area.

Pasadena ARTS (Pasadena Rapid Transit System)

Pasadena ARTS provides easy access to Pasadena's local shops and restaurants. Bus fare is approximately $0.75 one-way. For more information please call (626) 398-8973 or visit http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us.

Click here to view, download, and/or print the ARTS schedule/route information.

Transit Connections to/from Union Station

Metrolink Station

The Burbank-Bob Hope Airport offers a free shuttle to/from the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station. Upon arrival at the Metrolink Station take the Ventura County Line Train towards Union Station (click here for route map). Metrolink fare to Union Station from the Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is approximately $16.00 one-way (Mon-Fri only). Tickets can be purchased from self-service ticket vending machines located at Metrolink stations. Upon arrival at Union Station take the Metro Rail (The Gold Line) towards Sierra Madre Villa Station. The Hilton Pasadena hotel is located within walking distance of the Del Mar Station stop (click here for hotel map).

For more information please click here or contact the Metrolink customer service directly at (800) 371-5465.

Metro Rail

The Gold Line is a light rail line within the Los Angeles area Metro Rail network that transports passengers from Pasadena to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Trains operate daily and include six stops in Pasadena (click here for route map). Ticket prices start at $1.50 one-way and can be purchased from self-service ticket vending machines located at Metro Rail stations. For more information please call 800-266-6883 or visit http://www.metro.net/around/.

Click here to view, download, and/or print the Gold Line schedule.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) FlyAway

Passengers can ride the Metro Rail or Metrolink to Union Station for a convenient connection to the LAX FlyAway. LAX FlyAway provides bus transportation 7 days a week, between LAX and Union Station. Ticket prices start at $7 one-way and can be purchased at the bus with a major credit card (Visa, MC, or American Express). If departing from LAX, buses are located on the Lower/Arrival Level in front of each terminal. Depending on traffic and weather conditions, travel time can range from 30 to 50 minutes one-way. Upon arrival at Union Station take the Metro Rail (The Gold Line) towards Sierra Madre Villa Station. The Hilton Pasadena hotel is located within walking distance of the Del Mar Station stop (click here for hotel map).

Other information

For other workshop questions:
keating.terry@epa.gov, or frank.dentener@jrc.ec.europa.eu