The NIH leases 100 parking spaces at the Montrose Park and Ride lot in Rockville, MD. This commuter parking area is used for the convenience of employees and summer students. This satellite lot alleviates and reduces traffic congestion around the NIH Bethesda campus. NIH employees working at off campus facilities with no shuttle service can park at this satellite lot and catch the NIH Shuttle to campus.
The Montrose Parking Lot is located on Montrose Road and Towne Street. The parking spaces are located in a lot just north of Montrose Parkway. The designated area will be marked with signage by Montgomery County, "North Bethesda Permits Only", but Montgomery County Police will recognize and honor the NIH Parking Permits.
To park at this commuter lot, NIH employees must display an "NIH Parking Permit" (the one that hangs from the rearview mirror) or a Summer Student Parking Permit. There is no fee to park at the Montrose Commuter Satellite Lot. Failure to display a proper permit, will result in a ticket being issued by Montgomery County Police. If a ticket is received, the only recourse will be to follow the instructions listed on the citation.
Directions to Montrose Park and Ride Lot:
Google Map GPS Address: Montrose/355 Lot, Towne Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
From points to the North:
Travel south on Rockville Pike (MD-355). Take a right onto Towne St (Immediately after traffic light at Hubbard Dr.) and travel approximately 0.1 miles. Take a left into the commuter parking lot at Montrose Rd.
From points to the East:
Travel west on Randolph Rd, passing through the underpass at Rockville Pike (MD-355). Continue approximately 0.2 miles and make a right onto Towne St. Travel 200 ft. and make a right into the commuter parking lot at Montrose Rd.
From points to the South:
Travel north on Rockville Pike (MD-355). Follow signs for Montrose Pkwy and Randolph Rd, (be sure to stay in the righ hand lane) The Montrose Pkwy ramp from MD-355 will be immediately following the intersection of MD-355 and Rose Avenue. At the traffic light, take a left onto westbound Montrose Pkwy and pass under MD-355 ramp. Continue approximately 0.2 miles and make a right onto Towne St. Travel 200 ft. and make a right into the commuter parking lot at Montrose Rd.
From points to the West:
Travel east on Montrose Parkway. Take a left at Towne St. Travel 200 ft. and make a right onto the commuter parking lot at Montrose Rd.
Off-Campus Parking - Lease Facilities
The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) manages all parking on the NIH Main Campus. For parking information at off-campus NIH least buildings, please contact the building manager, administrative officer or if a visitor, the NIH employee you have been in contact, as appropriate.
NIH Employee Transportation Services Office (NIH Parking Office)
For more information, please contact the NIH Parking Office, (301) 496-5050, email@example.com