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During the Exchange

The OPE Transportation Center, located in Gruenhagen Conference Center Room 123, operates a shuttle service, free of charge, to and from many Oshkosh area hotel properties and GCC.  Service to and from other Oshkosh or surrounding area hotels cannot be guaranteed.


Thursday, February 22 10:00am - Midnight
Friday, February 23 7:00am - Midnight
Saturday, February 24 7:00am - Midnight
Sunday, February 25
7:00am - 1:00pm


We will run “reservation service” shuttles during open hours. Call our center anytime between 7am and midnight to set up your reservation. We ask that all reservations be made one hour in advance.

Shuttle Service

Friday, February 237:00am-Noon; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, February 24 7:00am-Noon; 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 25 7:00am-12:00pm


Shuttle buses will be utilized to bring OPE attendees to and from several hotels during peak hours throughout the conference.

Shuttle service will be available from 7:00am until noon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Shuttle buses will be also be made available between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday. An additional shuttle will operate between the Gruenhagen Conference Center and the Oshkosh Convention Center for the Oshkosh Placement Exchange/Minority and Friends Network Social on Saturday evening.

Route A - HotelsRoute B - Hotels
La Quinta Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express Super 8 Motel
Motel 6 Cobblestone Hotel (formerly AmericInn Lodge)
Comfort Suites Fairfield Inn


La Quinta, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6, and Comfort Suites will share one route. Hilton Garden Inn, Super 8 Motel, Cobblestone Hotel (formerly AmericInn Lodge), and Fairfield Inn will share another route. Two buses will run per route to ensure continuous opportunities to and from your lodging. Each bus will have an OPE representative on board to answer questions.


Maps of routes and schedules will be available for pick-up at the Transportation Center and on each bus.

All other times, please make a reservation for pick-up by contacting the Transportation Center.

***NOTE: The AmericInn Lodge & Suites changed names on February 21, 2018 to Cobblestone Hotel & Suites. Transportation Center service to the Cobblestone Hotel/AmericInn is unchanged. Please be aware the hotel will be referenced as AmericInn on many Transportation Center materials.***


Shuttle Tips

  1. Each shuttle bus has an approximate hour-long total trip. It will make multiple stops along its route. Depending on which stop you need along this route, you may have a longer commute to Gruenhagen Conference Center, or possibly back to your lodging on your return. Please plan accordingly.
  2. Each shuttle bus will have an OPE representative on-board who can be a resource. They will be identifiable by their OPE jacket. If you have questions or concerns about the conference, about the routes, or about Oshkosh you can start with these individuals.
  3. In the past, OPE Transportation Center opted to not use buses as part of our commitment to best serving our guests. Due to changes after the Affordable Care Act, our new model heavily uses buses to help shuttle guests. As this is a new operation, we appreciate your flexibility, understanding and we welcome feedback about what you like and what you don’t like about this service.


Transportation Center Serviced Hotels

The OPE Transportation Center provides shuttle services (bus or van) to the partner hotels listed below. For more information, please visit the Transportation Center (123 GCC).

  • Cobblestone Hotel (formerly AmericInn Lodge)
  • Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel*
  • Brayton Bed and Breakfast*
  • Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels (formerly Cobblestone Inn & Suites)*
  • Comfort Suites
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Hawthorn Inn & Suites*
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • La Quinta
  • Motel 6
  • Super 8 Motel

*Service to the Brayton Bed & Breakfast, Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, Boarders Inn & Suites (formerly Cobblestone Inn & Suites), and Hawthorn Inn & Suites is available by contacting the Transportation Center and setting reservations.


***NOTE: The Cobblestone Inn & Suites (Planeview) recently changed names to Boarders Inn and Suites by Cobblestone Hotels. Transportation Center reservation shuttle service to the Boarders Inn/Cobblestone Inn remains available.**