Logistics

CONFERENCE DATES

Tuesday, 26 October – Wednesday, 27 October 2021

NEW CONFERENCE SITE

iHotel Illinois Conference Center
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

111 St. Mary’s Road, Champaign, IL 61820

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Shuttles will be provided between all conference hotels and venue. The iHotel venue also has free parking for attendees.

iHotel – Venue *Limited Availability*
1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820
Rate: $139/night +tax
Book Here or by calling (217) 819-5000 and reference block code RREC2021.
Block Release Date: September 24, 2021

Illini Union Hotel
1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Rate: $109/night +tax
Book Here or by calling (217) 333-1241 and reference block code Rail21.
Block Release Date: September 25, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn
1501 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Rate: $129/night +tax
Book by calling 217-352-9970 and reference block code REC.
Block Release Date: September 25, 2021

Homewood Suites
1417 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Rate: $129/night +tax
Book by calling 217-352-9960 and reference block code REC.
Block Release Date: September 25, 2021

Home2 Suites
2013 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820
Rate: $129/night +tax
Book by calling 217-355-6468 and reference block code REC.
Block Release Date: September 25, 2021

Holiday Inn
101 Trade Center Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
Rate: $104.99/night +tax
Book by calling 217-398-3400 and reference the Railroad Environmental Conference room block.
Block Release Date: September 25, 2021

TRANSPORTATION

Getting to Champaign-Urbana

Air: Champaign, IL (CMI) 7 miles | Bloomington, IL (BMI) 50 miles | Indianapolis, IN (IND) 125 miles | Chicago, IL (ORD & MDW) 150 miles | St. Louis, MO (STL) 190 miles

Rail: Amtrak 3 daily round trip trains serving Chicago to Champaign-Urbana

Bus: Illini Shuttle and Peoria Charter provide transportation to Champaign-Urbana from several airports (advance reservation required)

Getting around Champaign-Urbana

Ride Sharing: Lyft | Uber

Bus: MTD

Parking: iHotel Illinois Conference Center has free parking available to conference attendees. Overflow parking is available across the street in State Farm Center Southwest Brown Parking Lot.