Sunday, October 21, 2007

The White House: DC Transportation

The Capital Region are is easily accessible from the I-95 corridor which dissects the area.

I-95 becomes I-495 (The Capital Beltway) and encircles Washington, DC and the inner suburbs of Virginia and Maryland, providing easy access to Washington and suburban attractions.

Air Access:
The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports.
1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport located along the Potomac in Arlington provides domestic flight access into the city.
2. Dulles International located at the border of Fairfax and Loudoun County, Virginia provides both domestic and international access form throughout the world.
3. Baltimore Washington International Airport is located between Washington and Baltimore along the Baltimore Washington Parkway.

Bus and Rail Access:
Amtrak provides service into downtown DC at union Station located near the US Capitol.

The Amtrak Auto train terminal is located at Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia. Here passengers can off load their automobiles form departure points served by the autotrain to tour the capital area by auto.

Getting Around The Capital Area:
For safe, clean easy access to the attractions in Washington, DC nothing beats the regions rail transportation system known as Metro which serves The District of Columbia , Northern Virginia and the Maryland D.C. suburbs.

A comprehensive bus transit system also operates throughout the metro area.

Regional rail service is also provided in Northern Virginia by the Virginia Rail Express and MARC in Maryland.

Old Town trolley provides shuttle transportation between the major attractions downtown and in Virginia.

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