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Parking Information

​New Employees

New Employees are eligible to receive parking and other benefits as soon as they are entered into the NIH Employee Directory (NED).

On orientation day, employees must park at the MLP-11 parking garage, also known as the Gateway parking garage. This garage is outside of the Gateway Visitor Center. New employees will be provided a validation permit, while attending orientation seminar. Information about alternative commuting options, such as the NIH Transhare (Mass Transit Subsidy),  carpools and vanpools will be provided.

Employees with NIH Badge may apply online (through the CAPS system) for parking and other commuting benefits once they have received their NIH username and password. If a permit or mass transit subsidy is needed immediately, then it is recommended the employees come to the NIH ETSO/Parking Office during normal business hours.

Typically, ETSO staff will attend the New Employee Orientation. If we are in attendance, we will assist customers with parking and other transportation related needs. We suggest bringing a copy of your vehicle registration in the event we can issue a parking permit.

Construction Contractors

Beginning in April 2016:
Due to Construction projects taking place that directly impact Lot 41, ETSO will no longer provide the monthly Construction Contractor Parking Permits.
Construction Contractor needing to park on the NIH Main Campus, may contact Parking Services Contractor at 1-(888) NIH-PARK (644-7275) to inquire about purchasing a monthly pass for either the 4A Visitor Parking Lot or another lot on the Main Campus. Availability of these passes are on a very limited basis, however. The Parking Services Contractor Office is located in Bldg. 31, Room 1E08.

Parking is limited on the NIH campus, consider utilizing alternative transportation options such as Carpooling, Vanpooling or taking mass transit.

Summer Students

Summer Students are eligible to receive the Mass Transit subsidy, through the NIH Transhare Program or a parking benefits, but may not receive multiple benefits at one time. As with employees, summer students that already have a NIH Badges are eligible to apply online through our CAPS system. For summer students who need their benefits immediately, they may apply for any program in person at the NIH ETSO/Parking Office

Summer Students are restricted to parking only at the Woodglen Park and Ride Commuter Lot. NIH offers a free shuttle services for the parking lot, the Woodglen Shuttle Route

Contact Information

Employee Transportation Services Office
Telephone:(301) 496-5050
Fax: (301) 480-0854