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Traveling to Bethlehem

Nearby airports

By bus

Bethlehem is serviced by Trans-Bridge Lines. There is a direct bus connection from New York City (Port Authority Station), Newark Liberty Airport, and JFK airport. Click here for schedules and fares. The South Bethlehem bus terminal is steps away from the conference site.

By car

From Route 22: Take Route 378 exit in Bethlehem. Route 378 heads only south; continue for 3.6 miles and when you cross the bridge over the Lehigh River, stay in the left-turn lane, marked “Third Street.” Bear left at the traffic light for Third Street at the south end of the bridge; continue one block to the traffic light at Brodhead Avenue, and turn right.

From Route I-78 East or West: Take the Hellertown/Bethlehem exit 67.

From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Take the Northeast Extension (Route 476) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north.

Buses in Bethlehem

Public transportation in Bethlehem is run by Lanta. The buses connecting North Bethlehem (where many hotels are located) and the Lehigh University campus in South Bethlehem are line B, line F, and line G.

Further information can be found at Lehigh University’s Maps and Directions web page.

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You’ll find a variety of accommodation options in Bethlehem. Hotels Combined provides an accommodation price comparison search engine and is offering a 10% rebate to all participants attending the MOPTA 2010.

For further information on their conference rebate program and to claim your rebate directly please visit:

You can start searching for your preferred hotel in Bethlehem here. Here is a list of hotels close to the conference venue.

Comfort Suites (120 W. Third Street, Bethlehem PA 18015; Phone: 610-882-9700): this business hotel is within walking distance from the conference building and the banquet venue.

Historic Hotel Bethlehem (427 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018. Phone: 1-800-607-2384 or 610-625-5000): located in the historic downtown of Bethlehem. The conference site is 5 minutes by car.

Sayre Mansion Inn (250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem PA 18015. Phone: 610-882-2100): a Bed & Breakfast with 19 antique filled rooms. A 15 minute walk to the conference site.

Bethlehem Inn (476 North New St., Bethlehem PA 18018. Phone: 610-867-4985): A Bed & Breakfast within the historic area of Bethlehem. It has three guest rooms. It is five minutes by car from the conference site.

Morningstar Inn (72 East Market St., Bethlehem PA 18018. Phone: 610-867-2300): this urban mansion in the heart of downtown Bethlehem’s historic district has five guest rooms. It is five minutes by car from the conference site.

Hampton Inn Bethlehem (200 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem PA 18017. Phone: 610-868-2442): located along Route 22, it is a 15 minutes drive from the conference site.


All technical sessions, registration, breakfast, and lunch take place in the Rauch Business Center on Lehigh campus. It is building number 37 on the corner of Taylor St and East Packer Ave. If you are staying at Comfort suites, it is an easy walk to get to the conference venue. If you drive, you should park at the parking garage next to the Zoellner Arts Center (building number 48-49, next to the conference building).