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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.
From the Braddock Road Station. Board Metroway, which only goes north from the station with the destination Pentagon City. Disembark at Potomac Avenue and East Glebe, which is directly across the street from NIB. Exit the bus, turn to the left, and walk to the corner of the sidewalk to the crosswalk. Push the crossing signal call button, and wait until it is safe to cross. NIB Headquarters is directly across E. Glebe Road.
From the Pentagon City and Crystal City Stations. Board Metroway heading south with the destination of Braddock Road. Disembark at the Potomac Avenue and East Glebe stop. When you exit the bus, NIB is directly in front of you. The front door is to your right several feet down the sidewalk.
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.
Click here for directions from Google Maps.
If using a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft, check that the auto-filled address it for our address at 3000 Potomac Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22305.
NIB’s building has an underground parking garage. The entrance to the garage is on Dogue Street, which runs behind NIB’s building. Due to construction in the area, visitors should turn onto Dogue 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
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
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