Convention and transportation

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  1. Howdydave

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    I just attended a workshop in Columbia last week and, since I do not drive, I discovered how dismal the transportation options are for those without a car.

    Will there be some sort of shuttle service between York and Columbia for those of us who do not drive?
     
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    Great question, David. I didn't see anything on the National Convention webpage, but I did see contact information there where you can either email or call the co-chairs with questions.
     
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    #4 Howdydave, Apr 1, 2018
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    I discovered that you can not use Uber if you have a flip-phone.
    An IPhone is necessary in order to pay in advance -- if you can't do that, they won't come.

    I had to give a person in the York bus station who had an iPhone my credit card number and let her contact Uber for me.

    I then canceled my card and discovered that she had used it herself for a $49 Uber ride.

    BTW: They don't even have a taxi stand, pay phone or telephone directory at the York terminal!
     
  5. richiec

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    Unfortunately, these days you can't live without an IPhone, no more phone booths, directories. Most people can't get where they are going without GPS. I wonder if they can read and understand a map these days, probably why they get lost in the woods, don't know north from south by looking at the sky.
     
  6. Bill Stuntz

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    I'll modify that a bit and say SmartPhone, not iPhone. Frankly, I won't (& can't) pay >twice as much for an iPhone as I spent for an Android phone that does everything I need it to do. GPS navigation is OK for point-to-point, but if It's a pleasure trip, I MUCH prefer a paper map to have an overall view of the area... let's go look at that on the way... it's only 25 miles out of the way.
     
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    Bill, I agree, a map is worth it to see what is "around" not just point A to point B. I have been doing warranty inspection work for auto warranty companies for 19 years and started out in Brooklyn, Queens, NYC and the Bronx just using a map. Thank God, the Bronx and NYC are set out in grids. Brooklyn was a challenge because the roads were set up willy nilly in the 16-1800's. HowdyDave, I would get a place as close to York as I possibly could, maybe there will be people who would be willing to take a passenger back and forth.
     

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