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The 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment will be held at: 

California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)

CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Directions:  The Joe Serna Jr. CalEPA Headquarters Building is located in downtown Sacramento at the corner of 10th and I streets.



There are many ways to arrive at the Joe Serna Jr. CalEPA Headquarters Building. Use the information below, or also check other options at Sacramento Regional Transit’s transportation links page. There are also 25 bike parking spaces for visitors located at two sites in the courtyard.

By Air

Sacramento International Airport [Airport code SMF] is serviced by a number of airline options, including American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue. Getting from the airport to the CAL EPA neighborhood is a 20-minute drive.

Ground Transportation Options from Sacramento Airport:

  • YoloBus has a bus route leaving the airport every hour from Terminal A and Terminal B at approximately 10 minutes after the hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. You stand at the Public Transportation Bus Stop. The route takes approximately 18 minutes to get from the airport to 9th and K Street. This is 2 blocks from the CalEPA building. The return trip from 9th and K Street runs approximately 5 minutes after the hour and takes approximately 20 minutes to arrive at the airport. (800) 371-2877.
  • SuperShuttle Sacramento is another transportation option to and or from the Sacramento Airport. Please provide them with a 24-hour notice to arrange for pick-up service from the CalEPA building. (800) 258-3826 or (800) BLUEVAN
  • Taxi fare will run around $45 (depending on traffic, fares could be higher)
  • If you are renting a car, see the driving instructions below.

By Train

The Sacramento Amtrak train station is at 401 I Street, six blocks from the CalEPA Headquarters building. Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor trains operate between the Bay Area and Sacramento with many trains daily. Amtrak California’s San Joaquin trains and motor coaches connect the Central Valley from as far south as Bakersfield (and further with their motor coach system) to Sacramento. Other Amtrak trains serving Sacramento include the Coast Starlight and the California Zephyr.

Regional Transit’s light rail serves the train station every 15 minutes seven days a week. RT bus routes also link the Station to downtown government offices and the rest of Sacramento County.

By Car

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 Downtown Streets


Metered Parking (1, 2, and 10-hour meters) available near the CalEPA building. Meter parking uses quarters (some meters may use special “debit cards”).

Parking lots are also available in several nearby locations. The closest lot is across from the building on 10th & I Street. 



There are several hotel options near CAL EPA Headquarters. These same hotels also service the Sacramento Convention Center if you’re staying for the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s (SETAC’s) annual meeting (November 4-8, 2018). All hotels listed below are within a 10- minute walk of CAL EPA Headquarters.