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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 their orientation day, new employees must park at the MLP-11 parking garage, also known as the Gateway parking garage. This garage is right outside of the Gateway Visitor Center. While at their orientation day, new employees will be provided a validation sticker while they are at their orientation. Employees will be provided with information about alternative commuting options, such as the NIH Transhare (Mass Transit Subsidy), Bicycle Subsidy programs, carpools and vanpools.

New Employees can 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 new employees come to the NIH Parking Office during normal business hours.

Typically, the NIH Parking Office will attend the New Employee Orientation. If we are in attendance, we will assist customers with their 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, the NIH Parking Office will no longer provide the Monthly Construction Contractor Parking Permits for the foreseeable future.
Construction Contractor who still needs to park on the NIH Main Campus, may contact our 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 Office is located in Bldg. 31, Room 1E08.


Please 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, Bicycle Subsidy Program or a parking benefits, but may not receive multiple benefits at one time. As with employees, summer students that already have a NIH username and password 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 Parking Office

Summer Students are restricted to parking only at the Montrose Park and Ride Commuter Lot. NIH offers a free shuttle for the parking lot, the Montrose Shuttle Route.  This shuttle links the lot with our shuttle system and buildings both on and off campus.

Contact Information

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