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Where can I stay while I attend training?

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.

What ground transportation is available from area airports?

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:

How can I get to BLS from my hotel?

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.

What is the weather like?

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

How much money will I need each day?

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

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