Link to HTAP Homepage

Air Quality in a Changing World

3-6 April 2017, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Meeting Agenda

Workshop Venue Information

The "Air Quality in a Changing World" workshop will be held at:

EPA RTP Main Campus
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham NC 27711

Building C, Room TBD

The campus map below shows driving routes to/from Alexander Drive (the main entrance), Hopson Road (the secondary entrance) and to visitor parking. Upon arrival, visitors must show a photo ID to gain access to the campus. The security guard will issue you a parking pass to be displayed in plain view (affixed to the window).

To gain building access, you may be asked to go through a metal detector. All visitors must signed-in at the Front Desk. A visitor's badge will be issued to you by security personnel, along with an escort to the meeting room.

REAL ID Act:

Because the Workshop is being held at a U.S. government facility, individuals planning to attend the workshop should be prepared to show valid picture identification to the security staff in order to gain access to Building C and meeting room. Please note that the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, established new requirements for entering federal facilities. If your driver's license is issued by Minnesota, Missouri, or Washington, you must present an additional form of identification to enter Building C. You are encouraged to check the following Department of Homeland Security website for the latest list of noncompliant states/territories, http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief.

Acceptable alternative forms of identification include: federal employee badges, passports, enhanced driver's licenses and military identification cards. More information on acceptable alternative forms of identification can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/publication/isc-real-id-guide.

EPA Campus Map

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
4912 South Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC, 27703
(919) 474-9800

A hotel room block has been established at the government per diem rate of $102 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes) at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel. A valid government-issued, photo identification badge may be requested at check-in for rate verification. In addition, guests are responsible for any incidental expenses and will be asked to present a valid credit card or provide a cash deposit with the hotel at check-in.

The room rate is guaranteed until March 13, 2017. Please remember to confirm the hotel's arrival/departure and cancellation policy when making your reservation. Sleeping room reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (919) 474-9800 or online. When calling for reservations guests must state that they are with the "United States EPA" or "US EPA" group in order to receive the group rate. For online reservations click here. When making online reservations, guests must first select check-in and check-out dates. Once the dates are selected the site will auto-fill the remaining fields. Guests must then select the "Check Availability" button in order to receive the group rate.

Hotel Amenities

Renovated in 2016, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel offers guests complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and access to a 24-hour business center.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and a Manager's Reception Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30pm-7pm. On-the-go options are available at the hotel's Sundry Shop..

Conveniently located near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) airport, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the RDU Airport and any destinations within a 5-mile radius of the hotel, including the EPA main campus. Complimentary self parking is also available at the hotel.

Overflow Hotel Options

The following overflow hotels have been identified in the Research Triangle Region. These hotels can provide sleeping rooms at the government per diem rate of $102/night, and provide complimentary transportation to/from the RDU Airport and the surrounding area, including the EPA main campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle Park
4620 South Miami Blvd.
Durham, NC, 27703
(919) 941-6066

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham
2515 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC, 27713
(919) 361-4660

Cancellation policies may vary depending on the hotel. To avoid any unwanted fees, please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your cancellation policy. If you need further assistance, call the hotel directly.

Transportation Options & Parking Info.:

Driving Directions - Getting to the EPA Campus (see map below)

Raleigh, RDU Airport, and Points East via Interstate 40

  • Take Interstate 40 West toward Research Triangle Park, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
  • Take Exit 282- Page Road, turn right on Page Road.
  • Go thru 6 stop lights, travel 0.3 miles and turn right into the Hopson Road entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility.
  • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show a photo ID and receive their parking pass.
  • Continue past the High Bay on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot.

Chapel Hill and Points West via Interstate 40

  • Take Interstate 40 East toward Raleigh.
  • Take Exit 278 - to HWY55/HWY54/Apex.
  • At stop light, turn right on HWY55.
  • 1st stoplight turn left onto HWY54.
  • 2nd stoplight turn right onto T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • Go 0.5 miles to the stoplight and turn left into the main entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility.
  • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show a photo ID and receive their parking pass.
  • Continue past the National Computer Center on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot.

Downtown Durham via Durham Freeway

  • Take Durham Freeway (NC 147) South toward Research Triangle Park.
  • Take Exit 6 - Cornwallis Road, turn right on Cornwallis Road.
  • 2nd stoplight turn left on T.W. Alexander Drive.
  • Go 2.3 miles to the stoplight and turn left into the main entrance of the EPA-RTP Facility.
  • Visitors must stop at the Guard's station to show a photo ID and get their parking pass.
  • Continue past the National Computer Center on the left as you come up the driveway and follow the signs to the Main facility entrance and visitor's lot.

Alternative Transportation Options

Alternative transportation options to/from the RDU Airport and around the RTP area are described below.

  • Shuttle Service. Several hotels in the Research Triangle Region, including the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, and the Holiday Inn Express provide shuttle service to and from the RDU Airport, and any destinations within a five-mile radius of the hotel's property. Pick up your hotel's shuttle outside the bag claim areas at the red pick-up zone at the RDU Airport.
  • Taxi Service. RDU Taxi, Inc. is the sole, licensed taxi service provider for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Meaning, metered fares and customer service standards are implemented and monitored by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. Taxi dispatchers are located outside the terminals at RDU.  You can also schedule a taxi pick-up or make a reservation by contacting RDU Taxi, Inc. at (919) 840-7277. Handicap-accessible vehicles are available upon request.

For trips within Durham, Orange and Wake counties, drivers charge a meter rate set by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. Outside the three-county area, fares may either be charged on the meter rate or negotiated between you and the driver.

Sample of typical one-way fares with estimated mileage:

City Mileage Fare (est.)
Cary 9 miles $22
Raleigh 14 miles $31
Durham 14 miles $31
Chapel Hill 18 miles $40
  • Car Rental Service. Car rental companies operating at the RDU Airport offer courtesy shuttles to/from their offices, which are located on airport property. Catch the shuttle bus for your rental car company at the green Rental Car shuttle stops outside bag claim at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Rental rates vary by agency. The car rental companies are listed below.
Company Local Number Reservations
Advantage Rent-a-Car (919) 840-2228 800-777-5500
Alamo (919) 840-0132 800-327-9633
Avis (919) 840-4750 800-331-1212
Budget (919) 840-4781 800-527-0700
Dollar Rent-A-Car (866) 434-2226 800-800-4000
Enterprise (919) 840-9555 800-736-8222
Hertz (919) 840-4875 800-654-3131
National (919) 840-4350 800-227-7368
Payless Car Rental (919) 840-9317 800-729-5377
Thirfty   800-227-7368

Research Triangle Region & Surrounding Area:

For information about the Raleigh and RTP area (e.g., local restaurants), please click here.

To download a map of the Downtown-Raleigh area, please click here.