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The Bureau of Labor Statistics staff will assist in make housing reservations
for participants if requested at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the
training program. In addition, arrival information must be received at
least 2 weeks prior to the start of the training program. Otherwise,
participants must make their own housing arrangements. The housing recommended by
BLS is conveniently located near a Metro
subway station. Grocery stores, other shopping, and a wide variety of
restaurants are nearby. The apartments include fully equipped kitchens.
Participants will be required to pay for additional lodging during the
seminar field trip. Contact us by email
for information on rates and other details about housing.
A wide variety of ground transportation options are available from area
airports including taxis, buses, vans, and shuttle services to train and
subway stations. Select an airport to find more information:
Participants are responsible for their own transportation while in
Washington, DC. The metropolitan area has one of the most modern transit
systems in the world. Getting to BLS and around town is easy with public
transit. Most seminar participants commute to BLS using the Metro subway.
The housing recommended by BLS is located near a Metro station. BLS is
next door to Union Station, Washington, D.C.'s main hub for rail and bus
transportation. It is a 2-minute walk from Union Station on Metro's Red
Line to the Postal Square Building, where all BLS seminars are held.
Washington, D.C. experiences the four seasons of the northern
hemisphere. The weather is generally temperate. Spring, early summer and
fall are the most comfortable seasons, although moderate winters are not
uncommon. Late summer tends to be hot and humid. These are the current
conditions and the weather forecast
A minimum of $250 per day is recommended to pay for housing, meals, and
other expenses. Financial sponsors should pay allowances directly to
participants. BLS cannot accept money for participants or medical
insurance in tuition payments.
Last modified: January 6, 2011