Conference > Parking & Directions

Save the date! The 66th Annual MTA Educational Conference & Expo is coming to the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids on April 1-4, 2019. 

Getting there

Driving Directions
From U.S. 131:
Take the Pearl St. exit. (If traveling northbound, turn right; if southbound, turn left, onto Pearl St.) Make a quick left onto Scribner Ave. Follow Scribner to Michigan Ave. and turn right. The entrance to the DeVos Place parking ramp will be on your right.
From I-196 East: Use the Ottawa Ave./Downtown Exit 77C. Turn right onto Michigan Ave. The entrance to the DeVos Place parking ramp will be on your left just past Monroe St.

For a detailed map or personalized directions, please visit https://devosplace.org/maps-and-parking

Hop on the bus to Conference!  
Several U.P. MTA County Chapter groups are arranging for charter buses to bring township officials and their guests to Conference. For more information contact:
U.P. Bus: Bill Luetzow of Richmond Township (Marquette Co.) at (906) 475-4180. IMPORTANT: To ensure your seat on the bus, please contact Bill by Nov. 25.

Need a ride? Riding with fellow officials from your area is a great way to make new friends and save on mileage! Check back this winter for a link to a Community Connection group where you can find others interested in carpooling from your area. 

Parking

Public parking is available underneath DeVos Place by entering from Michigan St. or Lyon St. (between the Amway and DeVos Place). Parking is also available at all hotels where MTA has room blocks, as well as in several city ramps and lots around the area. A map with current rates* appear below (click on the image to open a printable/zoomable version); additional details will be provided in the Conference brochure. *Rates are subject to change.

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