Travel Information

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We look forward to hosting our invited guests at the “Conference on Voting and Governance” being hosted by the Democratic Innovations Program at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) on April 26-28, 2023. We hope you find the following information helpful in planning your trip.

Authors presenting a paper, discussants, and conference organizers will receive funding assistance for travel to the conference. Other attendees are responsible for covering the cost of travel to and from the conference, but ISPS will be covering the cost of lodging and meals during the conference.

If you have questions about travel and/or lodging for this conference, please contact Pamela Greene by email or by phone at 203-432-3052.


The conference will be held on the Yale University campus at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) located at 77 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

Out-of-town guests will be housed at the Graduate New Haven Hotel located at 1151 Chapel Street in downtown New Haven within walking distance of Yale and ISPS (approximately 15-16 mintues). Attendees must confirm hotel reservations by Friday, March 31, 2023 by completing the appropriate registration form when they are available.


If you have questions about travel for this conference, please contact Pamela Greene by email or by phone at 203-432-3052.

Air Travel

New Haven is in proximity to these airports:

Please see the section below for “Connecting Ground Transportation.”

Amtrak Train Travel

Amtrak train service is available along the northeast corridor from Boston, New York (Moynihan Train Hall/Penn Station), Philadelphia, Washington, DC and points in between, to Union Station in New Haven.

NOTE: If you are flying into Newark Airport (EWR), the airport has a direct connection to Amtrak although you need to make ample time allowance when scheduling connecting flights and trains.

Commuter Train Travel from NYC on Metro-North

Metro-North Railroad provides more frequent commuter train service between Grand Central Terminal in New York City and Union Station in New Haven.  Visit their website for times and fares.

There are also connecting shuttle bus services between NYC airports and Grand Central Terminal.  See next section for more information.

Connecting Ground Transportation

If you are flying into Tweed New Haven Airport or taking a train into New Haven Union Station, you will find a queue of taxis waiting just outside to take you to your hotel or to the Yale campus (approximately 10 minutes from Union Station, or 15 minutes from Tweed Airport).

If you are flying into Bradley Airport or one of the New York City airports (LGA, JFK, EWR), options include taxi/rideshare services, airport shuttle services, private car service, or train service depending on the airport.  For a listing of connecting ground transportation options including airport shuttle services, please visit THIS LINK.

Renting a car and driving to New Haven is also an option.

Driving and Parking in New Haven

For those of you who might drive a personal or rented car to New Haven, the Graduate New Haven Hotel does not have onsite parking.  However, there is a nearby parking garage located at 150 York Street (0.1 mile/2-minute walk from the hotel) for overnight parking.  The York Garage is open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 midnight with a parking rate fee of $17 per day.  Payment is made at the time of departure either with an attendant or using a fee machine that accepts credit cards.  You can also access your car via a pedestrian door from 12:00-2:30 AM if necessary.

It is recommended that you leave your car parked at the hotel-recommended garage and either walk or take a taxi to ISPS because parking on the Yale campus is limited and on-street parking can be expensive.  If you must park on campus, please contact Pam Greene for options.

Local Ground Transportation

Taxi service in New Haven is available through M7 or Metro Taxi by calling 203-777-7777.  Please call at least 20 minutes in advance of your departure time for pick up.

If you have a rideshare account with Uber or Lyft, those services are also available in New Haven as reliable sources of local ground transportation.

Walking between the hotel and conference site is also an option if the weather is nice.  The Graduate New Haven Hotel is a 15-minute walk from ISPS at 77 Prospect Street (about 0.7 of a mile).  LINK TO WALKING DIRECTIONS