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Directions to DOT Headquarters

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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. There is also a smaller visitor's entrance on the 4th Street side of the East Building.

Map showing direction to US Department of Transportation Headquarters near the Navy Yard Metro Station in Washington, DC.

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. The building is located across the street from the West Building. Trains and bus schedules are available at Metrorail's website.


Bicycle

DOT is well served by several bicycle routes and trails. Bike racks are located on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and M Street as well as on 4th Street and M Street. There is also a Capital Bikeshare station just outside the Main entrance on the corner of New Jersey Avenue and M Street.

Photo of available bike racks near DOT Headquarters in Washington DC


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

 
LocationHours of Operation and 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
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
Updated: Thursday, August 1, 2013