National Industries for the Blind
3000 Potomac Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22305
NIB Headquarters is located approximately half-way between the Braddock Road Metrorail station and the Crystal City Metrorail station and accessible by Metroway bus.
DC Metrorail Station Closings
All Washington DC Metrorail stations south of Reagan National Airport will be closed from Saturday, May 25, to Sunday, September 8, 2019, for station platform repair. The closure affects the Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntingdon, Van Dorn Street, and Franconia-Springfield stations.
If you are visiting NIB headquarters this summer, please be aware of this closure and include plans to use alternate forms of transportation as you prepare for your trip. More information on the station closures can be found on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website.
Click here to visit the WMATA website.
From the Braddock Road Station. Board Metroway (which only goes north from the station) and take it to the fourth stop – East Glebe Road. Exit the bus, turn to the left, and walk to the end of the block to the crosswalk. Turn to the right, push the crossing signal call button, and wait until it is safe to cross. NIB Headquarters is 2 blocks ahead.
From the Pentagon City and Crystal City Stations. Board Metroway heading south and take it to the Reed Avenue stop. From the Pentagon City Station, Reed Avenue is the seventh stop. From Crystal City, Reed Avenue is the sixth stop. Exit the bus, turn to the left, and walk to the intersection with East Glebe Road. NIB will be to your right before you cross Glebe Road.
The Metroway bus fare is $1 for people transferring from Metrorail and those with disabilities. For all other riders, the fare is $2.
Please note Metroway does not serve Reagan National Airport. You may take Metro to Braddock Road or Crystal City and transfer to Metroway, or use a cab or ride-sharing service such as Lyft or Uber for the 2.7 mile trip to NIB.
DASH Alexandria Transit Buses
AT9 runs between Marc Center and Potomac Yard every 30 minutes, with stops at: the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, Bradlee Shopping Center, Shirlington Station, Russell Road and West Glebe Road. The last stop, in Potomac Yard Shopping Center between Staples and PetSmart, is ½ mile north of NIB.
AT10 begins at King Street Metro Station and runs every 30 minutes with stops at Commonwealth Avenue and Nelson Avenue, and Mount Vernon Avenue and Hume Avenue. The last stop, in Potomac Yard Shopping Center between Staples and PetSmart, is ½ mile north of NIB.
Red Top Cab and Yellow Cab are the preferred taxi companies for NIB staff and guests. You can contact Red Top Cab at 703-522-3333 and Yellow Cab at 703-549-2500.
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NIB’s building has an underground parking garage. The entrance to the garage is on Douge Street, which runs behind NIB’s building. Due to construction in the area, visitors should turn onto Douge Street from E. Glebe Road (not Potomac Avenue). Click here for a map.
When you enter the garage, take a ticket at the gate and park in designated visitor spaces on P3 level. Proceed to the P3 elevator lobby and take the elevator the Lobby level (floor 1) to check in.
Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) is one stop away from our offices on the Metro. The Metro is conveniently accessible from all gates and all airlines at DCA. Dulles Airport (IAD) is about 30 miles from NIB’s building. Cab fare to NIB’s building is approximately $50 one way. Shared ride services are available.
Discounted Hotel Rates
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202
Ask about NIB’s company rate, or click here for reservations.
Residence Inn Arlington Capital View
2850 S Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202
Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport
2899 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202