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    PICES 2013 Summer School
    on Ocean Observing Systems and Ecosystem Monitoring
    Dates: August 19-23, 2013, Newport, OR, USA
    Location: Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC), Newport, OR, USA
    Principal Organizer: Jack Barth (Oregon State University – OSU)

    Getting to Newport, OR

    Newport is a small town on the coast of Oregon so public transportation to/from Newport is not so frequent. A popular means of getting to Newport is to rent a car at the Portland airport (PDX) and drive to Newport. However, getting onto the interstate highway system can be difficult at times (rush hour or major event) because of congestion (sometimes gridlock) on the approaches. There are two routes from PDX to Newport. Travel times will vary but it will take at least 2.5 hours. Public transportation options are longer (but perhaps less stressful).

    Option 1 [via Corvallis/OSU (Oregon State University)]

    STEP 1 - Take the HUT Shuttle from PDX to Corvallis/OSU(Oregon State University) (every 2 hours, $48 one way adult, $44 one-way student)

    STEP 2 - Take Coast-to-Valley bus from Corvallis/OSU to Newport/HMSC (4 times per day, $10 one way, exact change required)

    Departure/arrival times Corvallis-HMSC: 6:20-7:45a, 9:24-10:49a, 3:40-5:05p, 5:57-7:22p

    Option 2 (Direct PDX to Newport)

    Shuttle leaves PDX at 2pm and arrives at Newport (get off at South Beach stop near the HMSC) at 5:25pm. Service is once per day, $55 one way.


    Option 3 (Rail)

    Amtrak offers infrequent (~daily) North/South rail service along the western United States. The Coast Starlight train originates in Los Angeles and passes through San Jose/Oakland/Emeryville (near San Francisco) to the town of Albany, Oregon 29.5 hours later on its way to Portland and then to Seattle. The schedule mentions a “Valley Retriever” bus connection from Albany to Corvallis and to Newport. Trains also run a bit more frequently southward from downtown Seattle to Albany.

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