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​New Express Shuttle to Service Lots 41 & 42 from Building 10​

Beginning on Tuesday, February 22, the NIH will begin providing an Express Shuttle that services Lots 41 and 42 from the South Lobby of Building 10. The new Express Shuttle is part of the NIH "Building for All" campaign, a joint effort between the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Office of Research Facilities (ORF) to implement mitigation strategies to address traffic and parking issues associated with major construction projects on the northwest portion of campus, beginning in early to mid-2022. 

ORS and ORF have created a necessary and practical solution to your commuting needs due to a combination of changes on campus which include: 

* Long-term, major construction projects near Building 10; see below for more details
* The return of thousands of staff to the Bethesda campus
* Potential for traffic congestion in the western portion of campus
* The ease and flexibility of an express shuttle
* Ample parking on the south side of campus

Shuttle Service Details 

The "Lots 41/42 Express Shuttle" will run in the mornings from 6:30am – 9:30am and the afternoons from 4:30pm – 7:30pm, providing exclusive service between the Building 10 South Lobby and the Lot 42 Employee Parking Lot (directly adjacent to Lot 41) on the south side of campus. For a complete schedule of this convenient service open to all NIH staff, please visit: 

NIH Construction Details 

Long-term, major construction projects near Building 10 include: 

* A five-story addition to the Vaccine Research Center
* A parking garage (MLP-14) and associated utility vault to service the Clinical Center
* A nine-story Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine (SRLM) wing of the hospital

Future Updates

Stay tuned for details on a new valet parking lot and changes to the MLP-9 and ACRF P-2/P-3 parking garages later this week. Additional information about upcoming changes to the NIH campus related to parking, traffic, route suggestions and associated construction are available at the NIH Traffic website:  

The NIH recognizes and appreciates the considerable sacrifice staff are making as we undertake these major, critical improvements to our research capabilities, patient experience and hospital operations. Based on expert traffic modeling and other data-based decision-making, mitigation strategies are aimed at reducing congestion and distributing parking successfully.

​For Questions 

For construction related questions, use the ORF Response mailbox ( For traffic/parking/access questions, use the ORS Information Line at or 301-594-6677.



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