Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Little Rock -- Transportation Concerns

Some committee members have been asking if they should rent a car, depend on taxis, and so forth during the Little Rock meeting.

The Doubletree Inn is about 7 miles from the airport. The hotel's web site suggests you can get a cab for $14, but the hotel also has a courtesy shuttle between the airport and the hotel (and presumably back again!). If interested in the shuttle bus, call the hotel at 501-372-4371.

If you do choose to rent a car, the hotel has free parking for registered guests.

For transportation within the downtown environs, our host Elizabeth Bowles recommends use of the trolley system. It runs from about 11 AM until midnight (5 PM closing on Sunday), and costs 50 cents a trip. We will all be likely using the trolley when we are heading over to the Clinton Library on Friday night. It would seem likely that most of our group socializing over the weekend will be either walking distance from our hotel and/or trolley distance.

(Click on the map for a larger version.)

If your plans were to do any serious touring outside of the downtown area, a rental car is definitely called for.

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