NASA HQ employees commute from various locations within the District, Maryland, and Virginia. Whether you drive yourself, take public transportation, participate in a rideshare program, or bike to work, the following resources can help you plan your commute.
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No matter what your method of transportation, Commuter Connections is a great resource for information regarding transit schedules, routes, traffic, construction, maps, rideshare information, vanpool service, rideshare programs, car sharing, and much more.
+ Guaranteed Ride Home
+ Park and Ride Lots
+ Commuter Programs
Trains and Buses
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides train and bus service for the District of Columbia, and parts of Maryland and Virginia. This site provides up-to-date information regarding schedules, maps, planned maintenance, fares and methods of payment, parking, accessibility, and Metro news. Use the Metro Trip Planner to find the best mode of transportation and best route for your destination.
+ Bike & Ride
The Mobile Commuter Store provides one-stop shopping for tickets, passes, or management of your SmartBenefits. Learn about schedules, fares, and transportation options, including using the MARC or VRE, and the HOV express lanes.
NASA HQ Commuter Resources
Civil Servants can take advantage of the fare subsidy and parking programs at HQ. Contractors should contact their company’s representative regarding eligibility of these benefit programs.
+ Fare Subsidy
+ Parking Garage
The following information is specific to Virginia commuters.
+ Northern Virginia Commuter Resources provides the latest news regarding construction, traffic, and weather. Refer to the helpful commuter information regarding exit lists, HOV lane suggestions, carpool locators, and toll payment options to ensure a smoother commute. See also:
+ High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
+ Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
+ Bicycle Resources
+ The Commuter Store (Arlington residents and workers)
The following information is specific to Maryland commuters.
The Maryland Transit Administration provides information regarding maps, schedules, fares, and accessibility for the following:
+ Metro Subway
+ MARC Train
+ Light Rail Train
+ Commuter Bus
Refer to the following links to learn about ridesharing, road construction, traffic cameras, tolls, weather, bicycle maps, news, and more.
+ Ridesharing Program (Southern Maryland)
+ Maryland Department of Transportation
+ Maryland Transportation Authority
Washington, DC Resources
See the District Department of Transportation Web site for transit options, traffic advisories, and street closures.
Bicycling conditions in Washington DC have improved significantly over the years making it a viable mode of commuting. See Washington Area Bicyclist Association for maps, cycling tips, Bike-on-Rail program description, bike laws, news, and alerts.
Use goDCgo for news and alerts regarding your commute. The Interactive Map helps you find the best way to get to your destination.
Sign up for Alert DC, the emergency notification system that provides different ways to get real-time information regarding situations that may affect your commute, such as severe weather, traffic accidents, or water main breaks.