ADA-designated hotel rooms will be specifically set aside for individuals requesting them. Be sure to indicate your specific needs in the online housing form. These rooms are guaranteed. Each year APHA conducts a detailed accessibility survey (PDF) and environmental survey (PDF) of all official APHA hotels. These surveys (completed by the hotels) provide information about accessible entrances, parking and drop-off areas and information regarding accessible public areas, guest rooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, hotel amenities and assistive devices. Use this information to select the hotel that best meets your needs.
Make hotel reservations as early as possible as there are a limited number of accessible rooms available at each property. View official APHA 2017 Hotel Room Rates.
Hotel Access Training
To further facilitate an accessible meeting, APHA offers free accessibility training to the staff at the meeting hotels, convention center and and to our vendors. This training is designed to heighten awareness and educate hotel and convention center staff on disability and accessibility issues prior to the arrival of APHA attendees.
Before traveling to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, call 855-787-2227 for general information or learn more information regarding accessibility. You can also contact TSA at 711 or email them.
To and From the Airport
Rail Service — Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) – Gold or Red Line
Rail transportation is available between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and downtown Atlanta from $2.50 per person. Service from the airport is available on a continuous basis with trains departing every 10-15 minutes. The platform is located in the Domestic Terminal located in the middle of the North and South baggage claim areas on by West Economy Parking.
Getting Around During the Meeting
On Call Accessible Transportation — Wheelchair accessible van transportation can be scheduled upon request. Visit or call the ADA Van Service located inside the main lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center or the APHA accessibility booth in the registration area to make arrangements in advance. The phone number will be printed on shuttle signage, in the Final Program and in the badge-mailing packet. Please provide the shuttle company with advance notice of when and where you will need a pick up. Call 310-900-9525 to schedule accessible van transportation at the Annual Meeting.
Taxi Service for Attendees with Mobility Constraints — Registrants with mobility issues who are unable to utilize APHA’s on call accessible transportation option may utilize cab service to and from official APHA hotels and Georgia World Congress Center. APHA will reimburse for taxi fares between official APHA Annual Meeting properties. Submit all receipts to APHA after the meeting (c/o Conventions Dept., 800 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) no later than Dec. 1, 2017.
The following taxi companies in Atlanta currently operate wheelchair accessible vehicles equipped with ramp, wheelchair securement and shoulder and lap belt.
- Checker Cab – Call 404-351-1111
- Yellow Cab – Call 404-688-8454
For Atlanta taxi fare information, including meter and flat rates as well as a fare calculator, visit Taxi Fare Finder.
Additional Transportation Resources
- Uber and Lyft — Please note we are currently not aware of any Uber or Lyft cars that are wheelchair accessible. However, both Uber and Lyft are currently rolling out accessibility programs. APHA will also reimburse for ride services for attendees with mobility constraints to and from official APHA meeting properties.
- Atlanta Streetcar offers low cost transportation around downtown Atlanta at $1 for a one way trip. Get off at Centennial Olympic Park, one block away from the Georgia World Congress Center.
Accessible parking is available at the Georgia World Congress Center, Red Deck Parking Garage (103 Magnum St) for $10, daily.