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Location and Travel

The program will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State’s Innovation Park, features renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants.

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the conference location, but additional room blocks have been reserved at other area hotels as well. Contact the hotel of your choice, per the details below, to make your room reservation. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference. Reservations should be made at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference.

The Penn Stater

Code: TRAL18A

Rate: $132/night

Phone Number: (800) 233-7505 or (814) 863-5000

Address: 215 Innovation Blvd., State College PA 16803

Days Inn

Code: CGCI12

Rate: $94/night

Phone Number: (814) 238-8454

Address: 240 S Pugh St., State College, PA 16801

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center

Code: CG0420

Rate: $62/night

Phone Number: (814) 238-3001

Address: 1450 S Atherton St., State College, PA 16801

Hampton Inn

Code: PCI

Rate: $94/night

Phone Number: 814-231-1590

Address: 1101 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801

For other lodging information, contact the Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. Please view this University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page.

By Car

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See our Visitors and Neighbors website for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

The following companies provide bus service between major cities to State College, Pennsylvania: Greyhound and Megabus.

Visitor Information

Penn State’s Visitor’s Guide

Penn State Creamery

Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bryce Jordan Center

The State Theatre

Mount Nittany Conservancy

Rothrock State Forest

Penn’s Cave





Since 1995, the Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) has been attracting professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It continues to be an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891