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Directions to American Institutes for Research
American Institutes for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-3835
AIR is the building at the bottom of Thomas Jefferson Street across from Harbor Place. On-street parking is available and the area is very well lit at night. The front door will be locked after 6 p.m. A person will be waiting to greet you and let you in.
AIR is not very convenient to a Metro station, but workable if you are in a group of people who like to walk. (For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
Take the Orange or Blue line to the Rosslyn Metro station. Walk to the Key Bridge. Cross over the Key Bridge to M Street. Turn right and continue walking on M Street to Thomas Jefferson Street. Turn right and go down the hill towards K Street. The building is on the right-hand side of Thomas Jefferson Street.
From Maryland and DC:
Take the Orange or Blue line to the Foggy Bottom (GW University) Metro station. Take a taxi or walk 13 to 14 blocks along K or M Street to Thomas Jefferson Street. Walk down the hill to K Street. The building is on the right-hand corner of K Street and Thomas Jefferson Street. Do not walk along the Canal at night.
From your starting point: Driving Directions and Map.
Note: Thomas Jefferson Street is a one-way street heading north (from K Street up to M Street).
From Bethesda/Silver Spring:
Take the Beltway (I-495) toward Virginia. Take the Cabin John Parkway Exit, which becomes Clara Barton Parkway and empties onto M Street. Continue on M Street to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right and go down the hill to K Street. Turn left (you will be under the Whitehurst Freeway). Continue for 2 blocks on K Street to Thomas Jefferson Street. Turn right. The building is on your left.
From College Park/Greenbelt:
Take Rhode Island Avenue NE / US-1 South toward the District. Continue to follow Rhode Island Avenue NE. Enter the Logan Circle and 13th Street roundabout and take the 4th exit onto Rhode Island Avenue NW. Pass through a small roundabout at 16th Street and Massachusetts Avenue and continue on Rhode Island Avenue NW. Continue across Connecticut Avenue NW making a slight right onto M Street. Continue on M Street for about 0.9 miles to 29th Street NW. Turn left and go down the hill to K Street. Turn right onto K Street NW (you will be under the Whitehurst Freeway). Continue for 2 blocks on K Street to Thomas Jefferson Street NW. The building is on the left-hand side of Thomas Jefferson Street NW.
From Downtown, Washington, DC:
Take M Street to 29th Street. Turn left and go down the hill to K Street. Turn right (you will be under the Whitehurst Freeway). Continue for 2 blocks on K Street to Thomas Jefferson Street. Turn right. The building is on your left.
Cross over the Key Bridge to M Street. Turn right and continue to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right and go down the hill to K Street. Turn left (you will be under the Whitehurst Freeway). Continue for 2 blocks on K Street to Thomas Jefferson Street. Turn left. The building is on your left.
Park anywhere on the street near the building.
Wheeled access to be determined.
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Riding Metro to the Event
(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
To plan your metro ride, use the Metro Trip Planner at https://www.wmata.com/schedules/trip-planner/. The Trip Planner will give you an idea of the travel time and fees from your Metro station to the station near the event.
Metro Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions are at https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility//faq.cfm. See also the Metro Accessibility information.
Parking in Metro lots
A SmarTrip card is the only form of payment accepted at Metro-operated parking lots. For more information about Metro parking and lot operating hours, see Parking at Metrorail Stations.
Where to Buy a SmarTrip Card
You may purchase SmarTrip cards online from the Metro Store. (Note: The Metro Store page is on a very slow server so it may take a while for the page to load.)
Standard SmarTrip Farecard
A renewable SmarTrip farecard purchased online has a $20 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $25 online.
Senior and Disabled SmarTrip Farecard
In order to purchase a discounted farecard, Senior citizens (65 and older) and persons with disabilities must have proof of age or a valid Metro Disability ID Card. For information on how to apply, see https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility/metro-access/eligibility.cfm. Senior citizens 65 years or older with a disability and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID are not required to apply for the Metro Disability ID card, but may purchase fare by showing proof of age at any Metro Sales location, many public libraries in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, and retail outlets. Applications for the free WMATA Disabled ID card are available from the Office of ADA Programs at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by calling 202-962-1245 or TTY 202-628-8973 or calling 202-962-1558 or TTY 202-962-2033 and requesting an application be mailed to you. A renewable SmarTrip farecard for senior (65 and older) and disabled riders purchased online has a $10 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $15 online.
SmarTrip cards may also be purchased from vending machines in Metro stations but come with a lower initial fare value: $5 for the card with a $5 fare value for a total of $10 for the standard farecard. A separate vending machine allows you to add fare value up to $300 to the card.
For more information about purchasing SmarTrip cards, see Metro Passes, Fares, SmarTrip Cards, and Tokens.