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Operation Dream Act Now: Getting To D.C.

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We setup this page to share carpooling and travel resources for those participating in United We Dream’s Operation Dream Act Now! on November 9th in DC . For anyone traveling far and wide, no need to travel alone!

Columbus Circle (in front of Union Station)
Louisiana Ave NE & Columbus Circle NE, Washington, DC 20002
November 9th, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

For those traveling outside of the DC Metropolitan area, below are details on carpool resources, parking options in DC, bus parking, and other modes of public transportation to get to and around DC. We are excited to have you join us and fight for a clean DREAM Act now!

CARPOOL DETAILS:

A team of awesome volunteers have setup a RideVu page where you can offer up a ride to other attendees, request a ride or even share a taxi: find it HERE.

Disclaimer:
United We Dream (UWD) is not affiliated with Ridevu.com. Ridevu.com does not sponsor Operation Dream Act Now or any other events organized by UWD. Any group or individual who uses Ridevu.com to share and/or request a ride(s) is in agreement that United We Dream is not responsible for any carpool arrangements made using ridevu.com and for any incidents that might occur during or related to the carpools, including (but not limited to) lost or damage of property, fines, accidents, injuries or death.

PARKING IN DC:

The closest and most convenient place to park your car is at Union Station Parking Garage (30 Massachusetts Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002). Free customer service includes tire inflation and jump start. Electric Car Charging Station and valet parking also available. For rates and more info: https://www.unionstationdc.com/parking/

You can find other parking options and reserve spaces in advance using parking apps such as SpotHero, ParkMobile and Parking Panda. Rates will vary but can be cheaper than parking in Union Station. Expect to walk for up to half a mile as parking garages near the US Capitol are very limited. For regular sized cars only (not buses or RV vans).

Metered street parking can be found along the Mall to the west of the Capitol. If you’re unsure where to park, park in Union Station parking garage to avoid tickets and/or getting towed.

BUS PARKING:

Union Station Bus Terminal has 32 bus parking spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. Only those who make reservations are guaranteed a parking space. Reservations can be made by sending an email to [email protected]. Check website for rates and more info: https://www.unionstationdc.com/parking/.

Pick up and Drop Off for Charter and/or Tour buses are strictly prohibited in front of Union Station, Columbus Plaza, and/or Massachusetts Ave. All violators will be ticketed immediately. These services are only valid within the Bus Deck Facility. Please make your Drivers aware of this policy.

OTHER TRAVEL OPTIONS TO DC:

Union Station in Washington DC is a multimodal transportation hub that includes: WMATA rail system, WMATA Bus, DC Circulator, coach/charter buses, railway trains, car rentals, taxis, Capital Bikeshare, Bike and Roll. AMTRAK, MARC, Greyhound, Megabus, Boltbus, DC2NY Bus, and Peter Pan Bus have daily trips to and from different parts of east coast, including but not limited to: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Commuter buses are also available from Virginia (Prince William Co, NoVa) and Maryland (Baltimore, Southern Maryland) to DC. Check their websites for rates and travel schedules to plan your trip for Nov 9th.