From Virginia

Springfield/Woodbridge - Take I-95 North to the 495 Beltway to I-395 North. Take I-395 North across the 14th Street Bridge. Continue North on 14th Street, SW and make a right on Independence Avenue, SW. At the first light make a right on 12th Street, SW.

Tysons Corner/Fairfax - Take Route 50 or 66 and cross over the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to Constitution Avenue, NW. Make a right on 14th Street. Make a left at Independence Avenue, SW (3rd light). Make a right on 12th Street, SW.

From Maryland

Silver Spring/Chevy Chase - Take Beach Drive/Rock Creek Parkway south toward Washington, DC. At the Lincoln Memorial, follow the signs for Independence Avenue, SW. At the Tidal Basin cross over Kutze Bridge and stay on Independence Avenue, SW to 12th Street, SW. Make a right on 12th Street, SW.

Greenbelt/Laurel - Take the Beltway (Route 495/95) to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Take New York Avenue, NE/Washington, DC exit. Make a left turn at 14th Street, NW and a left again at Independence, SW followed by a right on 12th Street, SW.

Upper Marlboro - Take Route 4 West to Suitland Parkway to I-295 North, then to I-395 South. Take the 6th Street North exit; make a left on D Street, SW and another left on 12th Street, SW.

Via Metro

Smithsonian Station - Exit from the Blue and Orange Line on Independence Avenue. Proceed south on 12th Street, SW.

L'Enfant Plaza Station - Exit from the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Lines on D Street. Proceed West on D Street, SW and then South on 12th Street, SW.


Portals I (12th Street) - $8/hour, $15/maximum. Directions: Take a right on Maryland Avenue, SW off 12th, SW and an immediate left into alleyway leading to garage.

Department of Education Building, Potomac Center Plaza, 550 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20202 (12th Street) - $11.00 a day in by 7:30) Directions: Take a left into the parking garage directly across the street from the FCC building.

Building Access

All building entrances are security controlled. A photo ID will be required by security personnel. When going through security, you will be asked to turn off and then on your mobile phone and computer. A security guard must see the power on/off prior to entrance to the building.

Emergency Contact

Should an emergency require you to be contacted during the meeting, messages can be taken at 202-418-1400 (voice/relay).

Food Accommodations

Capital Café (6:00am - 4:00pm)

  • Breakfast and luncheon buffets, deli sandwiches
  • Courtyard level (CY). All visitors will need an escort to visit sites other than the TW level open meeting rooms.

Banking Accommodations


  • There is an automated teller machine on the MA level. All visitors will need an escort to visit the ATM.


Monday, November 10, 2014