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TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEBA MEMBERS

 

Effective August 3, 2009, the Trustees of the M.E.B.A. Medical and Benefits Plan and the M.E.B.A. Training Plan have arranged to have an in-house Travel Coordinator provide travel services to Participants attending the M.E.B.A. Diagnostic Centers and the Calhoon M.E.B.A. Engineering School.

Participants must book all flights through the Plans' Travel Coordinator by calling them toll free.  The toll free telephone number is (877) 324-6322.  Normal operating hours for the Travel Coordinator are generally Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Use of the in-house Travel Coordinator is mandatory for all airline arrangements for travel to the Diagnostic Centers and to the School. Failure to use the Plans' Travel Coordinator may result in the denial of your air travel expenses.  The former travel agency should no longer be used.

Additional information pertaining to the Training Plan Travel Policy may be found in Section 9 b of the Rules and Regulations Providing Benefits of the MEBA Training Plan MEBA Training Plan.

Our school is located in the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore. The school offers a variety of recreational activities: tennis courts, weight room, and half-court gymnasium. Spouses and children of students are welcome at the school. The staff strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for students and their family members.

Pets are not allowed at any time.  Considerations of liability, allergies, and damage require this policy to be strictly enforced.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted.

Our local area offers many fine restaurants, small museums, and quaint shopping opportunities. We are approximately a 1-hour drive from Washington, DC or Baltimore and 1.5 hours away from the MD-Delaware beach resorts of Ocean City and Rehoboth Beach.

HOW TO FIND US

 

Click the map below to generate driving directions to the school.  If your browser does not support this application, driving directions from multiple points can be found at the bottom of this page.

 


 

From Baltimore Washington Airport

  • Exit left from BWI passenger terminal area to Routes MD 170 & I 95
  • Travel approximately 1/2 mile (see signs for Route US 97, Annapolis/Bay Bridge)
  • Exit far right to MD 170N (see signs for US 97, Annapolis/Bay Bridge)
  • Stay on MD 170; (also called Aviation Blvd.), travel approximately 3.5 miles (5 traffic lights) in left lane
  • Be in left lanes of Aviation Blvd. (see signs for US-97, Annapolis/Bay Bridge) to Cromwell Park Dr.
  • Turn left onto Cromwell Park Drive and then take on-ramp to merge onto expressway, US 97 South
  • Stay on US 97 S approximately 18 miles - until it merges into US 50 and US 301
  • Join US 50 East. Cross the Severn River Bridge and continue on to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (current toll rates).
  • After crossing the Bay Bridge, continue directions From US 50E, US 301N Split (below).

 

From US 50E, US 301N Split

  • 13.5 miles after the Bay Bridge, US 50 East bears off to the right, while US 301 continues North to the left. Move to the right lane and follow US 50E (begin seeing signs to Easton).
  • Travel about 18 miles on US 50E. You will see the Easton Airport on the right as you approach the town of Easton.
  • About 1 mile past airport, bear right onto MD 322 (see signs to St. Michaels, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum).
  • At 4th traffic signal, turn right onto MD 33 (St. Michaels Road).  See signs to St. Michaels and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
  • Travel 3 miles to school entrance (beige brick gate-portals) on right.
  • Drive up scenic tree-lined drive. Turn left at Welcome sign and go short distance to first two buildings you see on the right and park in the lot in-between them. One of those buildings will have a sign: ADMINISTRATION.  Upon entering the building, walk to the end of hallway.  The Administration Office is located on the left.

 

From Washington, DC Area & Points West

  • Join Route US 50E from New York Ave., Routes 495 (Washington Beltway), MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), I 95, MD 97, or MD 2 .
  • Travel East on US 50 and cross Severn River Bridge first, then the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (current toll rates).
  • Continue directions From US 50E, US 301N Split(above).

 

From New York, Philadelphia Area

  • Travel on US 95 South and cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge, continue South.
  • Take Exit 1A (DE 896 to Glasgow, Middletown).
  • At Glasgow, US 301S to MD 213; go south on MD 213 to traffic light at junction of US 50E.  Left onto US 50E and continue another 15-16 miles until you see Easton Airport on the right, then follow directions From US 50E, US 301N Split(above).

 

From Norfolk, Virginia Beach Area

  • From Norfolk, take US 13N across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (current toll rates).
  • Take US 13N to Salisbury, MD.   Stay on US 13 (not Business 13) through town to join US 50 West.
  • Follow US 50W towards Easton.
  • Approaching Easton, turn left onto MD 322 and stay on same to MD 33 (caution, MD 333 is two traffic lights before MD 33).
  • Turn left onto MD 33 and travel 3 miles to school entrance on right (beige brick gate-portals).

GROUND TRANSPORTATION


The listed companies are in no way affiliated with CMES, thus we cannot offer any guarantee of these services.  This information is simply provided as a convenience to our students.

 

SHUTTLE SERVICES

BAYRUNNER SHUTTLE
(410) 822-5444

BayRunner Shuttle offers scheduled service between BWI Airport and Easton Airport, providing seven daily departures in each direction.

  • Reservations are required. To make your reservation, or for details concerning current schedule and rates, please contact BayRunner Shuttle by phone or visit their website.
  • While BayRunner's published dropoff point in Easton is the Easton Airport, the shuttle will bring passengers directly to the school for an additional fee paid to the driver.
    • Please note that reservations made through BayRunner's website will not offer this option -- online reservations will only cover passenger dropoff at the Easton Airport, and payment made will not include the extra fee for dropoff at the school.
    • Please contact BayRunner Shuttle for more information concerning the amount of the fee, to book your reservation, or to inform them that you would like to be driven to the school if you've made your reservation online.
  • BayRunner Shuttle will transport students leaving the school to BWI Airport from Easton Airport. Although the shuttle will not come to the school to pick up departing students, please be aware that the school provides transportation to Easton Airport to meet the shuttle on Friday afternoons -- current information concerning departure times of school transportation will be made available to students during their stay on campus.

 

DRIVER/COURIER SERVICE
http://www.daveprivatedriver.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DriverCourier-Service/423688957810834 
(410) 829-0569

Provides transportation to and from BWI, Dulles, and Reagan International airports.

CAR RENTALS

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
(800) 736-8222
(410) 822-3260
(Easton office)

Rental vehicles may be obtained at BWI, Dulles, and Reagan National Airports.

 

SENSIBLE CAR RENTAL
(410) 822-8879

Sensible Car Rental is located at the Easton Airport.

LOCAL TAXI SERVICE

BAY COUNTRY TAXI
(410) 770-9030
(410) 203-8674

 

KEY LIME TAXI
(855) 996-4950

CAMPUS ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Dorm Room Keys

Upon arrival on campus, all students should follow the signs to the Student Dormitory Check In area, where further instructions will be available for securing dorm room keys.

Cafeteria

Students arriving on campus the Sunday before class may eat dinner in the cafeteria between 1630 - 1800. Breakfast on Monday morning is from 0700 - 0815.

Orientation

ALL incoming students are required to attend Orientation on the first Monday of class. The registration process will be completed during this time. Orientation begins at 0800 in the Newberry Auditorium located in the Administration Building.
  

Other Important Information

  • Our courses start promptly at 0800 on Monday mornings and graduation ends no later than 1700 on the last day of class. You must attend all days and all hours of your course to meet regulatory requirements and receive a certificate and all benefits.
  • DO NOT BE LATE! Late arrivals are not allowed. No-shows will be dropped from the class roster and find their places in the course filled by other students. Also, M.E.B.A. students who are no-shows will be placed in a Standby B status for future course applications for a period of 1 year from the start date of the missed course.
  • It is important that you do not report too early for your course. School activities and maintenance schedules dictate that your room will not be available for check-in until noon on the Saturday before any Monday class start.  Please plan your arrival for Saturday evening or anytime on Sunday. If special circumstances require that you must arrive before Saturday, call the school and we will assist you in locating hotel or motel accommodations in a nearby town.

WELCOME

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School is a private maritime educational facility for training members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, as well as all maritime and related industry professionals.

OUR MISSION

To provide each of today's professional marine engineers, deck officers, and related industry professionals with internationally recognized, state of the art training and experience that enhances the safety, reliability, and profitability of their vessels and equipment, while preserving and protecting the natural environment.

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. CMES is  committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all MEBA members, our staff, volunteers, sub-contractors, vendors, and customers.

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