ADT2011 - Venue & Travel:

DIMACS Center - Rutgers University

Location: DIMACS Center, Piscataway, New Jersey, a major multidisciplinary research center at Rutgers University, located close to New York City and Philadelphia.

DIMACS Center
Busch Campus, Rutgers University
CoRE Building, 4th Floor
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018
(732) 445-5928



Travel schedules, prices, and availability changes frequently. Please contact the carrier for current information.

  1. BY AIR:
  2. We recommend air travel to the Newark, New Jersey International Airport (EWR). Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) the other New York airports are also used, but they add at least two hours travel time and considerable expense.

    From Newark Airport to DIMACS or the Holiday Inn:

    • The NJTransit Northeast Corridor Line now offers convenient train service from Newark International Airport to Metropark, New Brunswick, Princton Junction, and other stations.

      For details, see NJ Transit's interactive schedule and fare site, http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=HomePageTo.

      Note: If you are coming from Newark Airport and going directly to the Holiday Inn Hotel, take the Monorail to the train station and buy a ticket to Edison. You should get off at the Edison Station, which is on Stelton/Plainfield Road and take a taxi to the hotel. This will save you time and reduce the taxi fare.

      Note 2: If you are coming directly to DIMACS from Newark Airport, take the Monorail to the train station and buy a ticket to New Brunswick. You should get off at the New Brunswick train station and take a taxi to DIMACS. This will save you time and reduce the taxi fare.

      Note 3: If you are coming from Newark Airport and going directly to the Four Points Sheraton, take the Monorail to the train station and buy a ticket to New Brunswick. You should get off at the New Brunswick train station and take a taxi to the Four Points Sheraton. This will save you time and reduce the taxi fare.

    • State Shuttle is a shared van service. Call 800-427-3207 (US), 732-542-6505, or 973-729-0030 to make a reservation. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance and require a credit card. Cost is $27.00 per person each way between the Holiday Inn and Newark Airport. The cost is $36 per person each way between the Four Points Sheraton and Newark Airport. Between Rutgers and Newark Airport, cost is $37.00 (each additional person in the same group will be charged $10.00 so planning groups in advance is useful. Prices do not include tolls and tips.)

      To make reservations on-line, go to the State Shuttle Web site: http://www.stateshuttle.com/

    • TaxiCab service at the airport:
      • To DIMACS: ask for Busch Campus of Rutgers University; located in Piscataway. Ask the driver to enter on Metlars Lane. See Driving.
      • To Holiday Inn: Ask the driver for the Holiday Inn on Stelton Ave in South Plainfield / Piscataway. It is 200 yards south of I-287.

    From Newark or Kennedy Airport:

    • Princeton Airporter drops passengers at the East Brunswick Hilton. A cab can be taken from there to area hotels or the center. Call 1-609-587-6600 (or 1-800-385-4000 from all of US) for schedule information. One way prices are $16 from Newark or $29 from Kennedy.

      To make reservations on-line, go to the Princeton Airporter web site: http://www.goairporter.com/

    • Call State Shuttle 1-800-427-3207 for schedule information. One way price is $18.00 from Newark to Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ.

      To make reservations on-line, go to the State Shuttle Web site: http://www.stateshuttle.com/

    From LaGuardia or Kennedy Airports:

    • Carey Bus Lines; Contact: 718-632-0506 or 1-800-678-1569 (US only).
    • Carey Bus Lines to Port Authority in New York; take bus from there.
    • Carey Bus Lines to Grand Central Station in New York; taxi to Penn Station in NY; and take train (see below) from there.

    • Or Grayline Air (bus) Shuttle (1-800-451-0455) to Newark Airport.
    • TaxiCab from there.

    General Ground Transportaton:

    • 1-800-AIR-RIDE - New York Port Authority information to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports

  3. BY CAR:
  4. (a simple map that might be helpful: map (PDF file))

    From Route 18:

    • Follow Route 18 North (or West: signs differ, but mean the same) to New Brunswick.
    • Proceed over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Bridge.
    • Take the first exit for Campus Road - Busch Campus.
    • Follow this road through the various curves until the road turns into one lane. From here, you will come to a traffic circle. You will travel approx. 40 degrees around the circle and exit onto Bartholomew Road (the first exit you come to going through the circle).
    • You will come to a four way stop sign at the intersection of Bartholomew and Brett Roads.
    • Make a left at the 4-way stop sign on to Brett Road.
    • Brett Road will go up a short hill then curve to the left. After the curve the road will straighten and you will come to a stop sign at the entrance to a parking lot. There is a sign at the entrance that identifies it as lot 64. The CoRE Building (seven story dark brown brick structure) will be on your right at far end of parking lot. Please park in lot 64 and obtain a parking permit from DIMACS staff upon arrival. (Parking restrictions are strictly enforced).

    From Route 1 or NJ Turnpike (exit 9):

    • Exit onto Route 18 North and follow directions as above.

    From Route 287 Northbound or Southbound to DIMACS:

    • Take Exit 9, River Road/Rte 514/Bound Brook/Highland Park exit.
    • If you were traveling Northbound on I-287, turn left off ramp.
    • If you were traveling Southbound on I-287, turn right off ramp.
    • Proceed east on River Road toward Highland Park.
    • Continue on River Road and you will pass under the overpass for Route 18. Make the next left onto Route 18 North.
    • Proceed up Route 18 to the Campus Road exit ramp on the right.
    • Follow Campus Road until you come to the traffic circle and take the first right off the circle onto Bartholomew Road.
    • You will come to a four way stop sign at the intersection of Bartholomew and Brett Roads.
    • Make a left at the 4-way stop sign on to Brett Road.
    • Brett Road will go up a short hill then curve to the left. After the curve the road will straighten and you will come to a stop sign at the entrance to a parking lot. There is a sign at the entrance that identifies it as lot 64. The CoRE Building (seven story dark brown brick structure) will be on your right at far end of parking lot. Please park in lot 64 and obtain a parking permit from DIMACS staff upon arrival. (Parking restrictions are strictly enforced).

    From Newark Airport:

    • Take NJ Turnpike (Toll Road) South from Airport.
    • Get off Turnpike at Exit 10. Take 287 North and proceed as above.

    From the Holiday Inn of South Plainfield / Piscataway:

    • Use the hotel exit that goes to Hadley Road (it runs behind the Holiday Inn and comes out behind the Staples Office Supplies). Make a right on to Hadley Road, be sure you are in the far left lane.
    • At the first traffic light (Stelton Road), make a left.
    • Follow Stelton Road to the Friendly's restaurant on the right. After the restaurant, make a right onto Metlar's Lane at the first traffic light.
    • Follow Metlar's Lane to the first traffic light, this will be at a "T"-intersection. Turn left at this "T"-intersection to continue on Metlars Lane.
    • Continue on Metlars through the first traffic light. You will soon see a florist on the right. Immediately before the next traffic light the road will split to the right with Metlar's Lane following the split off to the right. Follow this split.
    • At the next traffic light, turn right (you can only go left or right at this light). Bear left up and over a ramp
    • Go straight through the intersection at the next traffic light. This puts you onto Davidson Road.
    • Bear left at the second left turn. This puts you onto Bartolomew Road. NOTE: The first left turn will put you in front of the Administrative Services Building (ASB) - this is not a through street.
    • Follow Bartholomew Road past the student center on the right, and student housing on the left.
    • Turn right at the four-way stop sign onto Brett Road.
    • Brett Road will go up a short hill then curve to the left. After the curve the road will straighten and you will come to a stop sign at the entrance to a parking lot. There is a sign at the entrance that identifies it as lot 64. The CoRE Building (seven story dark brown brick structure) will be on your right at far end of parking lot. Please park in lot 64 and obtain a parking permit from DIMACS staff upon arrival. (Parking restrictions are strictly enforced).

    From the Hyatt Hotel of New Brunswick or Downtown New Brunswick:

    • From the Hyatt Parking ramp or entrance, turn right exiting the hotel property.
    • Turn right onto Albany Street and cross the Raritan River.
    • Take the first left after crossing the river onto River Road.
    • Follow River Road for approximately two miles to the 2nd light to the ramp for Route 18 Northbound. Get onto to Route 18 Northbound.
    • Take the first exit for Campus Road - Busch Campus.
    • Follow this road through the various curves until the road turns into one lane. From here, you will come to a traffic circle. You will travel approx. 40 degrees around the circle and exit onto Bartholomew Road (the first exit you come to going through the circle).
    • You will come to a four way stop sign at the intersection of Bartholomew and Brett Roads.
    • Make a left at the 4-way stop sign on to Brett Road.
    • Brett Road will go up a short hill then curve to the left. After the curve the road will straighten and you will come to a stop sign at the entrance to a parking lot. There is a sign at the entrance that identifies it as lot 64. The CoRE Building (seven story dark brown brick structure) will be on your right at far end of parking lot. Please park in lot 64 and obtain a parking permit from DIMACS staff upon arrival. (Parking restrictions are strictly enforced).

    Parking:

    • Once you park in lot 64 go to the CoRE building and get a parking permit for the dashboard in Room 406. CoRE is a 7 story dark brown brick building adjacent to the lots.

  5. BY TRAIN:
  6. Visit Amtrak on the WWW. Another site from Cyberspace World Railroad has detailed schedules.

    See also NJ Transit commuter train schedules.

    From New York, NY or Newark, NJ.

    • From Penn Station in New York City; or from Penn Station in Newark, Ride to New Brunswick on Amtrak or New Jersey Transit. New Jersey Transit costs less and is more frequent.
    • Taxi services are familiar with University area. Ask for CoRE Bldg. (behind Hill Center, on Busch Campus)
    • Otherwise, two blocks behind station are Campus Bus Services. ("Behind" is a bit confusing; ask a student where to catch a campus bus.)
    • Contact: Amtrak: 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) in US or Canada (Use an international travel agent from other places.) Cost between New York and New Brunswick is $18.00 one-way.
    • Contact: New Jersey Transit - 1-800-772-2222. NJ Transit is more frequent. Trains run from about 4:00 am to midnight, every half-hour on weekdays and hourly on weekends.

    From Philadelphia:

    • From 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, use SEPTA train to Trenton, NJ; transfer to NJ Transit and proceed as above. Amtrak is a costlier option.

    From Washington, Boston, and points in between::

    • AMTRAK to Metropark (Iselin) and then NJ Transit to New Brunswick or taxi to Rutgers or hotel

      or

      AMTRAK to Trenton or Princeton Junction and then NJ Transit to New Brunswick

      or

      AMTRAK to New Brunswick (very little service)

  7. BY BUS:
  8. From New York City, Port Authority.

    • Suburban Transit Bus Lines. Call: 732-249-1100.
    • Buses leave from Port Authority gate #420 every half hour up to 11:00 PM; last bus at 1:00 AM.
    • Buses arrive at the New Brunswick train station; proceed by taxi or campus bus as above.
    • From New Brunswick, buses depart on the quarter hour from the railroad station.