**Logistics - Housing & Getting There on 11/20 and 11/21**

Date(s): 11/20/2011 - 11/21/2011
Time(s): 
Location : Trenton NJ



November 20 and 21st 2011

Don’t Drill the Delaware Day of Action & Non Violence Training
Lodging Options, Public Transit, Busing to the Rally, and Carpool Link

Location of Non Violence Training – 6:30pm  Sunday Night November 20th
Trenton Quaker Meeting House
142 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
 
Location of Rally – November 21, 2011 – Meet up at 11:00 am on the steps
Patriots Theater /Trenton War Memorial
1 Memorial Drive
Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 984-8484
 
Housing Options for November 20, 2011 (the night before the November 21st Action)

Delaware Riverkeeper Network is arranging solidarity housing for guests coming from out of town and for people wanting to stay overnight in Trenton on November 20th after attending the Non Violence Training at 8pm.  There are several options to choose from.  Please register early if you need a free place to stay so we can plan accordingly.

Option A)      The Trenton Quaker Friends Meeting House (where the Non Violence Training will be held) and a nearby Presbyterian Church is available for overnight guests (bring your sleeping bags pads, hand towels as this is floor space and communal space – running hot water but no showers).  If you are not arriving on a bus, reserve a space by emailing your contact info to housing@delawareriverkeeper.org with Trenton Quaker House in the subject.  If you are arriving on a bus, your bus captain can arrange lodging for all bus passengers on the bus by emailing us the number on the bus who need floor space.

Option B)      There is a block of discounted rooms for rent at the Marriot Hotel which is next door to the Trenton War Memorial.  Rooms are $89/room plus tax. Rooms must be reserved by 11/11 for the discount rate.  Tell them you want the Delaware Riverkeeper Network block to get the discount rate.  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ttnmc-trenton-marriott-downtown/ 609-421-4000 – Location:  1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton NJ 08608 – the hotel is conveniently connected to the Trenton War Memorial

Option C)      THIS HOUSING OPTION NOW FULL AND CLOSED: Delaware Riverkeeper Network is arranging solidarity housing where guests can stay with a family in the region offering space in their home on the night of November 20th
 

Get on A Bus for Clean Water or Set up a Car Pool Event in Your Community
Join one of the many buses leaving from areas from around the region and beyond where local groups are organizing bus stops.  Buses are being organized from all four Basin states including PA, NJ, NY and DE. You can search by zip code to see bus stops and routes closest you on google maps by visiting Food and Water Watch's interactive website at: 

http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=647

Delaware Riverkeeper Bus Stops (seats still available!). Call Tom at 215-595-7038 to reserve a spot on the Bus!

Easton, PA - 8:30am - 121 Palmer Park Mall, Easton PA

Milford, PA - 8AM - Grand Union Grocery Store, Rte 6, 501 W Harford St, Milford, PA 18337

East Stroudsburg/Delaware Water Gap, PA - 9AM - i-80 Welcome Center, Delaware Water Gap, Exit 310, 1/2 mile south of PA/NJ Border

University of Delaware/Newark, DE - 8:30am Trabant Center Bus Depot, 17 West Main Street, Newark, DE

Wilmington, DE - 9AM - Governor Printz Blvd and Edgemoor Road, Wilmington DE: Merchant Mark Vacant Parking Lot

Eddystone PA - 9:30am - Walmart Shopping Center 1570 Chester Pike Rte 13, Eddystone PA

Most buses are scheduled to come the morning of the event on the 21st while some buses and car pools are being organized the night before for people wanting to participate in the non violence direct action training.  Cost of seats varies depending on the location but in general seats are $20.  Buses will leave the Trenton War Memorial at about 3:00 pm after the action.  At this same bus link above you can set up an event to carpool with others from your area in the Ride Share option  in case there is not a bus stop close to you.   Questions on busing? Contact bus@delawareriverkeeper.org or call 215-595-7038.

To Carpool and Find a Ride
You can also set up carpools at Food and Water Watch's website with a great interactive map at:  http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=647

Want to head out the night before to attend the 6:30-9:15pm  Non Violent Training to be held at the Trenton Friends Meeting House (142 East Hanover Street, Trenton NJ)?  You can use this link http://drnrideshare.erideshare.com/ and password: water to access DRN’s private carpool site at eRideShare.com. You will need to become an eRideShare member (it’s free and easy) before adding or posting a ride. 

Public Transportation Options:
Trenton Transit Center
72 South Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08609
 
The Trenton Transit Center is conveniently located a taxi ride away or 20 minute walk (about 1 mile) from the Trenton War Memorial.  Taxi fares range from $4-8 dollars depending on tip and traffic.
The distance from the Trenton Transit Center to the Quaker Meeting House where the non violence training will be held the night before is a 12 minute walk or about a half mile walk from the train station. 
 
Below is a link to all the taxi companies registered in Trenton and their phone numbers but taxis are usually available at the Trenton Transit Center. 
http://www.trentonnj.org/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=55&TPID=6973 (Taxi)
 
Getting to Trenton on Public Transit:
From New York City, Newark, New Brunswick and other points in northwest NJ:
  • Take Amtrak or New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor Line from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center. Trains run every half hour to an hour. 
  • From Trenton Transit Center take taxi, bus, or walk to Trenton War memorial. 
From Philadelphia, Camden, and points South:
  •   From Suburban or 30th Street Station, take the Septa Trenton line to Trenton Transit Center. 
From Harrisburg/ South Central Pennsylvania
Intercity buses are available that access the Harrisburg Transit center they Include: Greyhound lines, Bieber Tourways, Fullington Trailway, and Susquehanna Trailways.
Greyhound offers intercity bus services to Philadelphia from the Harrisburg station.
  • Take Amtrak from Harrisburg Train Station to Trenton Transit Center 
From Atlantic City and South East New Jersey
  • From GATE #8 inside Atlantic City BUS TERMINAL board Bus 551 toward Philadelphia. 
  • Arrive in Camden Transit Center, and take New Jersey Transit River Line to Trenton Transit Center 
From Newark/ Wilmington Delaware
  • From Wilmington Amtrak Station take the Northeast Regional Line towards New York, get off at Trenton Transit Center. 
OR
  • Take Septa Regional Line to 30th Street Station 
  • Transfer to Regional Line towards Trenton 
  • Arrive at Trenton Transit Center 
OR
  • Take Greyhound Bus from Wilmington Delaware at 101 N French Street, 19801 to Philadelphia Bus Terminal at 1001 Filbert Street. 
  • Take Septa Regional Trenton Line to Trenton Transit Center 
 
Parking In Trenton
  • There is limited on street parking around the War Memorial's environs so we recommend finding a for fee lot.
  • The Marriot Hotel offers for-fee parking and is the closest public lot to the Trenton War Memorial  (1 West Lafayette St, Trenton NJ 08608) - the Marriot Hotel is conveniently located just next door to the Trenton War Memorial where the meeting and rally will be held.
(NO PARKING at the State House Complex garage for demonstrations.  This lot is reserved for State House business.)

Here are some other Trenton Parking Authority public lots:
 
Liberty Commons, 16 E. Front Street:  8 minute walk to War Memorial.  See map:  http://g.co/maps/tv2dz.  You could also deviate from the suggested walking route and instead walk down Front Street, cut down to Lafayette Street and cross Barracks Street to end up at the War Memorial.

North Warren Street Garage, N. Warren and Hanover Street:  9 minute walk to War Memorial.  See map:  http://g.co/maps/72gmq. For locations and pricing of other parking facilities in Trenton click the following link: http://www.trentonparking.com/ 

At the Trenton Transit Center for-fee parking is available at 458 Greenwood Avenue, immediately adjacent to the train station

PARK & Ride Lot
It is approximately 0.8 miles from the park & ride lot located on 101 Hamilton Avenue to the Trenton War Memorial. Its about a 15 minute walk.   From Park and Ride head west on Hamilton Avenue toward S Broad Street. Turn right onto S Broad Street. Turn left on Factory Street. Turn right on Memorial Drive (15 min 0.8 miles)

 

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