Middle States Division of American Association of Geographers

2016 Annual Meeting 

Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, PA 

Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5



You are able to travel to the City of Altoona via Amtrak from various locations.  Use the Fare Finder on the following web-page to book your trip.  https://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak

The address of the Altoona Amtrak Station Building:
1231 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601 


The Altoona-Blair County Airport is a county owned, public use airport located 14 miles south of the central business district of Altoona.  It is owned by the Blair County Airport Authority and situated in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. The airport offers limited commercial service, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.  Flights are operated by Sun Air Express. Hertz rental cars are available from the airport.   http://www.flyaoo.com/Altoona_Blair_County_Airport/Welcome.html  

There are several flights to-and-from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Altoona-Blair County Airport (AOO).  Make reservations at www.flysunairexpress.com


bus service is available throughout the city but there are no routes to the conference site (Blair County Convention Center).

There are 2 prominent taxi companies that run within the city:
Yellow Cab & Transfer Co
219 E 6th Ave Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 944-6105

Blue and White Taxi
1024 Chestnut Ave Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 941-2711 

Taxi or Uber are the only methods of transportation from the Amtrak Train Station to your hotel or conference site.

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