The NIH would like to remind employees about a number of
enforcement issues for carpooling and parking at metered locations throughout
the campus. Also, effective Monday, April 8, a new change for riding the
off-campus shuttles will go into effect. The change is designed to reduce
travel time when entering the campus.
The NIH would like to reiterate the rules for parking in
areas designated as Carpool Parking. To park in areas marked for
"Carpool" you must have a valid green Carpool Permit Hanger issued by
the Employee Transportation Services Office.
Carpool areas are reserved for vehicles with carpool
hangers until 9:30 a.m. After 9:30 a.m., vehicles with Red, General,
Contractor, and Off-Campus permits can park in carpool spaces. Anyone
occupying, sitting, standing or stopping in these spaces prior to 9:30 a.m.
without a carpool permit is in violation of the NIH Parking Policy (Manual
Chapter 1410) and posted signage. Violators can be ticketed, towed, and/or face
administrative disciplinary actions.
Metered Parking Spaces:
Employees parking in metered parking spaces must ensure
the meter is paid during the hours of enforcement posted at metered parking
spaces (between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.). Employees parking government vehicles
at meter parking spaces are not exempt from paying the meters. Any employee
receiving a citation on a government vehicle will be personally responsible for
paying the citation and may also receive possible administrative penalties.
NIH Shuttle Buses:
The Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities
and Transportation Services is announcing some new procedures that will start
on Monday, April 8, involving the NIH off-campus shuttles.
To improve the reliability, dependability, and service of
the NIH off-campus shuttles, we will no longer use the Commercial Vehicle
Inspection Facility (CVIF) entrance to the campus. The off-campus shuttles will
use the South Drive (Medical Center Metro Station) entrance.
All passengers not possessing an NIH or HHS ID Card will
exit the shuttles at the Medical Center Metro Station stop located outside of
the NIH Gateway Center. Non-badged riders will be screened at the NIH Gateway
Center and must receive a visitor’s ID to gain access to the campus. They may
re-board an NIH campus shuttle inside the gate or walk to their destination.
After dropping off passengers, the shuttle will proceed to the entrance gate
and security personnel will inspect all IDs before allowing the shuttle to
enter the campus. To expedite this process we ask that everyone have their NIH
ID readily available for inspection.
To view the shuttle schedules, go to: http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dats/nihshuttleservices/Pages/shuttle.aspx.
For questions regarding this message, please contact
Louise Davis at Davislou@mail.nih.gov