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APA Eastern 2018 Update: Transportation, Session, and Reception Updates

Thursday, January 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in the aftermath of the winter storm. The bridge between the Convention Center/Westin and the downtown area has been open to traffic for most of the day, but the bridge and ramps were too icy for the shuttles to run. We are working to find out whether the ferries will run tomorrow and, if not, whether the shuttles will be available. Alternative modes of transport, such as Uber, Lyft, and cabs can be hired, but we urge you to exercise caution, as the bridge may refreeze this evening and roads in the historic district are treacherous.

At this time, we do not know whether the bridge will close this evening and, if so, when it would reopen tomorrow morning. Please make your travel plans accordingly. We are awaiting further updates about transportation from local officials and will share information with you as we receive it.

Session Changes

We have rescheduled as many of Wednesday and Thursday’s cancelled sessions as possible. Our meeting app reflects the most up-to-date information, and a list of rescheduled and cancelled sessions is also available on the APA website.


The prize reception has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening. It will be held immediately following the presidential address.

The main evening reception will be held as scheduled at 8 p.m. at the Convention Center in the Chatham Ballroom. There will also be a reception for those staying at the Hyatt, starting at 8 p.m. in the Scarborough Ballroom (lobby level) since conditions may not be safe enough to travel over the bridge later tonight.

We will continue to provide updates via email, the APA website, and social media in the morning.

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