U.S. Department of Transportation Directions

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has moved its new Headquarters to the Southeast Federal Center. DOT is housed in two connected buildings – the East Building and the West Building. The headquarters physical address is:

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC   20590

The main visitor's entrance is located in the West Building, on New Jersey Avenue and M Street. Upon entering the lobby, visitors must report to the security desk.

Metrorail

Due to the limited amount of parking around DOT Headquarters, use of public transit is strongly advised. DOT is served by the Navy Yard Metrorail Station (Green line). The closest exit to DOT Headquarters is the Navy Yard exit, which is located across the street from the West Building.

Driving from area airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National – DCA: Take George Washington Prkwy North and exit at I 395 North towards Washington, DC. Take Maine Avenue Exit. Turn LEFT at stop light onto Maine Avenue. ( Maine Avenue turns into M Street, SW and then M Street, SE.) Continue for 1.1 miles and then turn LEFT onto New Jersey Avenue, SE. Turn RIGHT onto L Street, SE. The hotel is on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and L Street, SE.

  • Bus service, fee: 4.0 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 2.4 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 15.0 USD (one way)

Washington , DC /Dulles – IAD: Take the Dulles Airport Access Road. Merge onto I-66 EAST towards Washington. Take exit 75/Route 110 SOUTH towards the Pentagon/Alexandria. Take 395 NORTH towards Washington. Take Maine Avenue Exit. Turn LEFT at stop light onto Maine Avenue. ( Maine Avenue turns into M Street, SW and then M Street, SE.) Continue for 1.1 miles and then turn LEFT onto New Jersey Avenue, SE. Turn RIGHT onto L Street, SE. The hotel is on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and L Street, SE .

  • Bus service, fee: 3.6 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 6.55 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 55.0 USD (one way)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall – BWI: Take I-195 WEST. Merge onto MD-295 SOUTH via exit 2B towards Washington. MD-295 SOUTH becomes I-295 SOUTH. Exit at East Capitol Street. Follow East Capitol Street and stay in right lane to C Street, NE Make a left onto 11th Street Make a right onto M Street, SE Make a right onto New Jersey Ave, SE. Continue 1 block to L Street, SE The hotel is on the corner of New Jersey and L Streets, SE.

  • Bus service, fee: 3.6 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 63.0 USD (one way)

I-95 from Virginia

  • Take I-95 N toward WASHINGTON.
  • Merge onto I-395 N via EXIT 170A-B toward WASHINGTON / I-495 / TYSONS CORNER (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
  • Keep LEFT to take I-295 S.
  • Take the SOUTH CAPITOL STREET exit.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S CAPITOL ST SW.
  • Turn LEFT onto M ST SE.

I-66

  • Take I-66 E toward WASHINGTON.
  • Keep right onto GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY S.
  • Merge onto I-395 N toward WASHINGTON (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
  • Keep LEFT to take I-295 S.
  • Take the SOUTH CAPITOL STREET exit.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S CAPITOL ST SW.
  • Turn LEFT onto M ST SE.

Suitland Parkway

  • Take SUITLAND PKWY SE toward WASHINGTON (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S CAPITOL ST SE.
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on S CAPITOL ST SE.
  • Turn RIGHT onto M ST SE.

Pennsylvania Avenue

  • MD-4 N becomes PENNSYLVANIA AVE SE.
  • Take the ramp toward I-395.
  • Merge onto SOUTHEAST FWY.
  • Take the exit toward 8TH ST SE.
  • Turn LEFT onto I ST SE.
  • Turn LEFT onto 7TH ST SE.
  • Turn RIGHT onto M ST SE.

I-95 from Northern Maryland

  • Take I-95 S toward Washington.
  • Take the BALTIMORE WASHINGTON PARKWWAY S exit- EXIT 22B- toward WASHINGTON.
  • Merge onto MD-295 S (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
  • MD-295 S becomes I-295 S.
  • Take the HOWARD ROAD exit- EXIT 3B- toward DOWNTOWN.
  • Turn RIGHT onto HOWARD RD SE.
  • Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S CAPITOL ST SE.
  • Keep RIGHT at the fork to continue on S CAPITOL ST SE.
  • Turn RIGHT onto M ST SE.

I-270 from Northern Maryland

  • I-270 LOCAL S becomes I-270 S.
  • Keep RIGHT to take I-270 SPUR S toward I-495 S / WASHINGTON / NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
  • I-270 SPUR S becomes I-495 S / CAPITAL BELTWAY (Crossing into VIRGINIA).
  • Take EXIT 43-44 toward GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY / VA-193 / GEORGETOWN PIKE / LANGLEY / GREAT FALLS.
  • Take the GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARKWAY exit- EXIT 43- toward WASHINGTON.
  • Merge onto GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PKWY S (Passing through DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA- then crossing into VIRGINIA).
  • Merge onto I-395 N toward WASHINGTON (Crossing into DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA).
  • Keep LEFT to take I-295 S.
  • Take the SOUTH CAPITOL STREET exit.
  • Stay STRAIGHT to go onto S CAPITOL ST SW.
  • Turn LEFT onto M ST SE.

Parking

Location Hours & Cost
Colonial Parking
20 M Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-295-8200
M-Th: 7:00A-10:00P
F: 7:00A-12:00A
Sa: 8:00A-12:00A
Su: 9:00A-10:00P
$6 - up to 1 hour
$12 - max
Colonial Parking
300 M Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-295-8200
M-F: 7:00A-10:00P
Sa-Su: Closed
$8 - up to 1 hour
$16 - max
Federal Gateway Parking
1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-295-8100
M-F: 7:00A-7:00P
Sa-Su: Closed
$7 - up to 1 hour
$14 - max
PMI Park
140 L Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-785-9191
Su-Sa: 24 hours
$6 - up to 1 hour
$12 - up to 2 hours
$15 - up to 12 hours
$17 - max
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE • Washington, DC 20590 • 800.853.1351 • E-mail OST-R

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