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Directions and Parking

Map showing the location of U.S. Department of Transportation headquarter buildings. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Headquarters, located in the Southeast Federal Center, is housed in two connected buildings – the East Building and the West Building. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) is located on the 3rd floor in the East Building. The 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. There is also a smaller visitor's entrance on the 4th Street side of the East Building.

Live operators answers all incoming calls on Monday through Friday between 830 am and 530 pm Eastern Time Zone excluding Federal Holidays.

  • Main: 202-366-4000
  • TTY: 800-877-8339
  • Voice: 866-377-8642
  • VCO: 877-877-6280

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) - Navy Yard exit. The station is located across the street from the West Building. Trains and bus schedules are available at www.wmata.com.

Bicycle

Bicycle racks are located at the following locations:

  • New Jersey Avenue and M Street
  • 4th and M Streets

Capital Bikeshare stations are located at the following locations:

  • New Jersey Avenue and M Street
  • 3rd and Tingey Streets

Driving

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

During the Washington Nationals home baseball games, nearlly all parking lots are reserved for season ticket holders. Therefore, parkers are usually required to vacate the parking lots two hours before the start of any game (afternoon and night). Premium parking rates ($20+ flat rate) are charged if you park on any game date. Check the Washington Nationals baseball schedule for exact dates and times.

  • ABM - The Yards (Lot F)
    285 Tingey Street, SE
    Washington DC, 20003
    202-484-0325
    • Su-Sa: 24 hours
    • $6: 1 Hour
    • $8: 2 Hours
    • $10: 3 Hours
    • $14: 24 Hours
    • $5: Sa-Su
    • $8: Early Bird (in between 5-9am/out by 3p)
    • Medium parking lot
  • ABM - The Yards (Lot H/I)
    136 N Street, SE
    Washington DC, 20003
    202-484-0325
    • Su-Sa: 24 hours
    • $6: 1 Hour
    • $8: 2 Hours
    • $10: 3 Hours
    • $14: 24 Hours
    • $5: Sa-Su
    • $8: Early Bird (in between 5-9am/out by 3p)
    • Large parking lot
  • Colonial Parking - 300 M Street, SE (Lot 550)
    1161 4th Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202-295-8090
    • M-F: 7am-7pm
    • $12: 1 Hour
    • $20: Daily Max
    • 285 subterranean spaces (73" max height)
  • Colonial Parking - 100 M Street, SE (Lot 728)
    1160 1st Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202-554-0869
    • M-F: 7am-7pm
    • $8: 1 Hour
    • $15: Daily Max
    • $10: Early Bird (in by 900 am)
    • $20: Event
    • 195 subterranean spaces (99" max height)
  • Colonial Parking - Federal Gateway (Lot 588)
    1100 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202-295-0329
    • M-F: 6am-7pm
    • $9: 1 Hour
    • $17: Daily Max
    • $20: Event
    • 232 subterranean spaces (86" max height)
  • U Street Parking - Lot U (Loc 270)
    200 L Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202-265-0100
    • M-F: 7am-6pm
    • $8: Flat Rate
    • Large parking lot
  • U Street Parking - Lot T (Loc 260)
    200 K Street, SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    202-265-0100
    • M-F: 7am-6pm
    • $8: Flat Rate
    • Large parking lot