Office of Accountability

DTSDE Institute & PLC Training Program

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

The July Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) Institute and Professional Learning Community (PLC) Training Program will be held at the:

Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Albany, NY 12242

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the Institute.

Directions to the Visitors Lot/Convention Center

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points South:
I-87 North (NYS Thruway) to Exit 23 (Albany)
* Go through the toll, stay to the left onto 7-87 north.
* Follow to Exit #3Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center is right there.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points West:
I-90 East (NYS Thruway) to Exit 23 (Albany)
* Go through the toll, stay to the left onto 7-87 north.
* Follow to Exit #3 – Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center is right there.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points North:
* I-87 South (Northway) to I-90 East (Boston)
* Follow I-90 East to 7-87 South exit (approximately 4 miles)
* Follow to Exit #3Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center is right there.

Directions to Empire State Plaza from Points East:
* I-90 West to Albany (Mass Pike – then I-90)
* Follow to the 7-87 South – Albany exit (exit after #8 on I-90)
* Follow to Exit #3Empire State Plaza.
* Exit splits, bear right following Empire Plaza sign. Get in the right lane and follow under the tunnel. The Visitors Lot (VLot) will be the third entrance on the right. Once parked take the passenger elevators to the Concourse “C” Level and the Convention Center is right there.

Parking

Parking Information for Visitors external link

Please note that parking is limited around the convention center – plan to arrive early to give yourself extra time in case some visitor lots are full. For those who choose to drive paid parking is available at $2.00 per hour at the Convention Center, which is accessible at the Empire State Plaza.

Please contact hotels concerning complimentary shuttle service from the Amtrak Station in Rensselaer and the Albany International Airport.

REMINDER: Reservations and payment for hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the Institute participants. Check our Accommodations page for hotel registration information.

Last Updated: June 24, 2014