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Old 09-05-2007, 09:52 AM
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Hi gdhiren,

Please let me know if you have my name in the list of people who have requested for help with accommodation and travel. I have not contacted various volunteers directly since I thought adding my request here will add me to a queue and I will get help once the people ahead of me in the queue have been helped.
Yes, you are on the list. In fact everyone on this thread is on the list. Thanks for flying in and attending the rally.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:31 AM
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Hi gdhiren,

Me and my friend flying from Colorado, will be in DC from 15th 18th, We need hotel accommodation for 3 days. will you pl include 2 people in the list.

Thanks
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:35 AM
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I need ride from/to airport and group accomodation in hotel. put me in your list. thanks.

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Yes, you are on the list. In fact everyone on this thread is on the list. Thanks for flying in and attending the rally.
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Default Need a ride to Nj/Ny from DC

Me and my spouse are coming to DC rally from SAN JOSE on 17th Sept/and need a bus/car..for 18th Sept.......ride from DC to NJ - secaucus.
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Me and my spouse are coming to DC rally from SAN JOSE on 17th Sept/and need a bus/car..for 18th Sept.......ride from DC to NJ - secaucus.
Please confirm if you need accomodation/transportation on 17th in DC.

For ride to NJ on 18th, please post in this thread.

http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12567
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Thanks gdhiren.
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I booked my tickets, am coming on 17th 2:00pm. is howard johnson express ok to book the room? if so i want to book for myself. but need ride to/from dulles airport. going back on 18th evening.
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I booked my tickets, am coming on 17th 2:00pm. is howard johnson express ok to book the room? if so i want to book for myself. but need ride to/from dulles airport. going back on 18th evening.
Not a good choice. I also considered it but dropped after seeing the reviews here

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Rev..._Columbia.html
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I am landing Sunday(09/16) morning at Dulles Intl. airport in DC.

I was planning on renting a car from, if there are some ppl planning this. It would be great to have a ride from the airport to a hotel near Washington Monument

Thanks in advance.
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Guys,
I am planning to fly from Detroit to DC. Could someone please tell me which airport will be the closest one from rally site???.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:22 AM
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I am planning to fly from Detroit to DC. Could someone please tell me which airport will be the closest one from rally site???.
Thanks.
Washington Regan National Airport (DCA) is closest. I think Washington Dulles (IAD) will be second and Baltimore (BWI) will be third.
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Old 09-06-2007, 11:32 AM
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Washington Regan National Airport (DCA) is closest. I think Washington Dulles (IAD) will be second and Baltimore (BWI) will be third.
Thanks leonimish for your accomodation offer, we'll definitely use your help.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:16 PM
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leominish,

Is there a metrobus which I can catch to go from IAD airport to the nearest metro station? That way, I can hop on orange line and get to the rally location.
thanks for your help,
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Posted by:shivaz90
Directions to Washington Monument from DC Metro Airports
Hi,

These are different travel/commute options to get to the Rally spot (Washington Monument) from each of the DC Metro Airports. The fare and travel times indicated are approximates. Please refer to the appropriate site for exact details. WMATA has a trip planner that gives you a good idea of how to reach Wash Monument.
Fro those who have any questions or doubt - feel free to ping me.

Arriving in Dulles Airport (IAD):
Option 1:
Leg 1: Take the Washington Flyer bus to Falls Church Metro
Destination: West Falls Church Metro (Orange Line)
Fare: $9.00 OWY or $16.00 Round Trip
Approx Time: 25 Minutes
Schedule: http://www.washfly.com/metro.htm
Note: Washington Flyer has luggage stowing capabilities.

Leg 2: From Falls Church Metro, take Orange Line Metro toward New Carrolton
Destination: McPherson or Federal Triangle
Fare:$1.85
Approx Time: 25 Minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is few blocks from McPherson or Federal Triangle Metro stops. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.

Option 2:
Washington Flyer Cab
Destination: Washington Monument
Fare: ~$60.00
Travel Time: ~40 Minutes

Final Destination: Wash Monument

Option 3:
WMATA Bus route # 5A to L’enfant Plaza
Destination: L’enfant Plaza
Fare: $3.00
Travel Time: ~50 Minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is a couple of blocks from L’enfant Plaza stop. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.

If you don’t want to walk - optionally you can take a cab from the Metro stop. See my note at the end of this post.


Arriving at Washington National Airport (DCA):
Option 1:
WMATA Metro – Yellow Line towards Ft Totten
Destination: L’enfant Plaza
Fare: $1.45
Travel Time: ~11 minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is a couple of blocks from L’enfant Plaza stop. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.

Note: If you don’t want to walk - optionally you can take the Orange or Blue Line metro from L’enfant Plaza to get down at Federal Triangle.

Option 2: WMATA Metro – Blue Line towards Largo Town Center
Destination: McPherson or Federal Triangle
Fare: $1.45
Travel Time: ~16 minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is a couple of blocks from McPherson or Federal Triangle stop. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.

Option 3:
Any Cab at the Airport (Red Top, Yellow Top, Capital City Cab etc)
Destination: Washington Monument
Fare: ~$15.00
Travel Time: ~15 Minutes

Final Destination: Wash Monument


Arriving at Baltimore Airport (BWI)
Option 1:
Leg 1: Amtrak Train towards Washington DC. (BWI Shuttle Service takes you to the Amtrak Station from Airport)
Destination: Washington Union Station
Fare: ~$16 – $38 (depending on the train , Acela Express or Regional Service trains)
Travel Time: ~30 Minutes

Leg 2: From Washington Union, take Red Line towards Shady Grove
Destination: Metro Center
Fare: $1.45
Travel Time: ~10 Minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is a couple of blocks from Metro Center stop. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.

Option 2:
Leg 1: Take BWI Express B30 to Green Belt Metro Station
Destination: Green Belt Metro Station
Fare: $3.00
Travel Time:~35 minutes
Website:
http://www.bwiairport.com/ground_tra...on_dc__wmata_/

Leg 2: Take Green Line Metro towards Branch Avenue
Destination: Archives Navy Memorial or L’enfant Plaza
Fare: ~2:00
Travel Time: ~20 minutes

Final Destination: Washington Monument is a couple of blocks from Archives Navy Memorial or L’enfant Plaza stop. Ask anyone for directions and they will point it to you.


Note: The distance between the closest Metro stop (Federal Triangle) and Washington Monument is atleast 10 minute walk. Some of the Metro stops indicated here may be little farther too. You may want to use your judgement and situation to see if you want to walk or take a cab. If you decide to take a cab from the Metro to Washington Monument, then the cab fare is standard $6.50.
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Hi,

myself and my friend are traveling coming to DC by lexington, KY bus, can you arrange some accomadation and transport for us.

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