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NIH Commuter Information

​Depending on where you live, there may be many different ways to get to and from NIH. This page explores a variety of commuting options and lists resources available to NIH employees. ​​​​​​

​NIH Transhare Program
​The NIH Transhare Program provides a transit subsidy for use on mass-transit including MetroRail, MetroBus, RideOn (Montgomery County), The Bus (PGCounty), MTA Commuter Buses, MARC/VRE/DASH, and more.

To apply, complete  Form 2705-1 Transhare Program Application/Commuting Cost Declaration and submit it in person to the Parking Office, Building 31, Room 1A11, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Click here for more information about program policies.
​NIH Rideshare
​To reduce the stress associated with the daily trip to and from work and to help ease traffic congestion, the NIH offers a free Carpool and Vanpool matching service. Participants can use these services to find temporary and permanent ride sharing options as well as benefit from perks such as reserved parking spaces on campus. ​
​NIH Transportation Listserv

​The NIH Transportation Listserv will enable subscribers to receive News and Updates to their e-mail accounts and Blackberries. News and updates will include:

  • Availabiltiy of parking spaces at major lots and garages on the NIH campus 

  • Status of Shuttles due to traffic weather etc. 

  • Information pertaining to NIH Commuter Information, NIH Transhare Program, Special Events, Road Closures and much much more​

​Electric Vehicle Pilot Program​
​Did you know about the Electronic Vehicle Pilot Program here at NIH? The pilot program allows NIH Commuters to ‘Plug In’ and ‘Power Up’ while they work.  NIH has installed 8 electric vehicle charging stations in 3 Multi-Level Parking (MLP) garages on the NIH Bethesda Campus. NIH Employees of electric vehicles can park and charge their vehicles at one of the following locations:
  • ACRF/Bldg. 10 Parking Garage: P2 Level and P3 Level

  • MLP-6: Lower Level

  • MLP-7: Lower Level

Parking at NIH​​
​To find answers to all your parking related questions, including how to obtain a parking permit,  click here.
 
Biking Resources
The NIH Bicycle Commuter Club is an NIH R&W sponsored club that was founded to encourage commuting to NIH by bicycle and to represent the interests of bicyclists to the NIH administration.  
 
One of the perks of the club is the Bike Bucks program.  If you participate, you can log your bike-commuting miles and for every one hundred (100) bike-miles logged, five (5) Bike Bucks will be awarded. These Bike Bucks are like coupons or vouchers that are honored as cash with select participating vendors. Participation in the Bike Bucks program does not affect your rights to claim Federal Transhare benefits.
 
​NIH Shuttle Routes​
​Once you have made your way to NIH, you can take the free shuttle service around campus  or to off-campus locations.

NIH Bethesda Campus Route: Red Line
NIH Bethesda Campus Route Purple Line
Executive Plaza Route Orange Line
Montrose Yellow Line
Rockledge Green Line
ACCESS NIH MOBILE BUS APP 
For a live shuttle map and up-to-date arrival and departure times, visit: http://wttsshuttle.com.  If using your mobile phone or iPhone, you should be automatically redirected to the mobile site.  Click Here for Text Only.​
NIH AM Radio​
​For traffic related information, parking information, road closures due to construction activity, as well as emergency information, you can tune into NIH Radio-AM 1660.​
Additional Commuting Resources​​
​For more information to help you plan your commute, including links to local transit agencies and traffic information, click here.