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Directions to OPNET Technologies
7255 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Take the Red line to the Bethesda Metro station. Exit the west side of the station. Once you exit, you'll be facing north. Do an "about face" and head south on Wisconsin Ave. Walk south on the west side of Wisconsin, passing Montgomery Lane and Hampden Lane. Turn right onto Elm Street. Go 1 block. Turn left onto Woodmont Avenue. The main entrance to OPNET is at 7255 Woodmont Avenue. (For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
From your starting point: Driving directions and map.
From northwest D.C.:
Take Wisconsin Ave. north. From the D.C.-Maryland line (at the intersection of Wisconsin and Western Avenue), continue on Wisconsin (MD-355) north for approximately 1 mile. After crossing Bradley Avenue (MD-191), take next left onto Woodmont Ave. Go 2 blocks to Elm Street.
From Baltimore, MD:
Take I-95 (south) toward Washington, D.C for approx 25 miles. Exit I-95 at the sign reading "Exit 27-25 I-495 W to College Park / Silver Spring and US-1" onto I-495 (Capitol Beltway). Travel west 7-8 miles to Exit 33, Connecticut Avenue. Turn left on Connecticut Ave and go south for 1.3 miles. Turn right on MD-410, East-West Hwy. Go 1 mile to Wisconsin Ave. [Highway 355] and Turn left. Go just 0.2 of a mile and Turn right onto Elm Street (landmark: United Artists movie marquee at the southwest corner of this intersection). At the first intersection on Elm Turn left onto Woodmont Ave and go 700 feet to 7255 Woodmont Ave (note: OPNET is at the corner of Elm and Woodmont).
From Rockville, MD:
Take Rockville Pike [Highway 355] south into downtown Bethesda. Pass the Hyatt Hotel, on your right. Continue on Wisconsin. Go straight through the light at the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and Montgomery Ave. to the next light Elm Street (there is a United Artists movie marquee at the southwest corner of this intersection). Turn right onto Elm Street. Turn left on Woodmont Avenue.
From northern Virginia and points south
Take I-95 north to I-495 north [Capital Beltway] into Maryland to Exit 34 for Wisconsin Ave. Follow Wisconsin Ave. south for approximately 2.5 miles into Bethesda. Pass the Hyatt Hotel, on your right. Continue on Wisconsin. Go straight through the light at the intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and Montgomery Ave. to the next light, Elm Street (there is a United Artists movie marquee at the southwest corner of this intersection). Turn right onto Elm Street. Turn left on Woodmont Avenue.
Handicap parking and limited space is available and must be arranged in advance. The evening rate in the Monumental Parking Garage (P1) and the Colonial Parking Garage (P2) is only $3. If using Montgomery County parking facilities please note that the parking meters operate until 7 p.m. Remember to bring many quarters and do not park at meters with a 2 hour limit.
Handicap parking and limited space is available and must be arranged in advance. OpNet is generally accessible to the disabled. To confirm accessibility, contact the Usability SIG Manager.
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Riding Metro to the Event
(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
To plan your metro ride, use the Metro Trip Planner at http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm. The Trip Planner will give you an idea of the travel time and fees from your Metro station to the station near the event.
Parking in Metro lots
A SmarTrip card is the only form of payment accepted at Metro-operated parking lots. For more information about Metro parking and lot operating hours, see Parking at Metrorail Stations.
Where to Buy a SmarTrip Card
You may purchase SmarTrip cards online from the Metro Store. (Note: The Metro Store page is on a very slow server so it may take a while for the page to load.)
Standard SmarTrip Farecard
A renewable SmarTrip farecard purchased online has a $20 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $25 online.
Senior and Disabled SmarTrip Farecard
In order to purchase a discounted farecard, Senior citizens (65 and older) and persons with disabilities must have proof of age or a valid Metro Disability ID Card. For information on how to apply, see http://www.wmata.com/accessibility/metroaccess_eligibility.cfm. Senior citizens 65 years or older with a disability and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID are not required to apply for the Metro Disability ID card, but may purchase fare by showing proof of age at any Metro Sales location, many public libraries in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, and retail outlets. Applications for the free WMATA Disabled ID card are available from the Office of ADA Programs at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by calling 202-962-1245 or TTY 202-628-8973 or calling 202-962-1558 or TTY 202-962-2033 and requesting an application be mailed to you. A renewable SmarTrip farecard for senior (65 and older) and disabled riders purchased online has a $10 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $15 online.
SmarTrip cards may also be purchased from vending machines in Metro stations but come with a lower initial fare value: $5 for the card with a $5 fare value for a total of $10 for the standard farecard. A separate vending machine allows you to add fare value up to $300 to the card.
For more information about purchasing SmarTrip cards, see Metro Passes, Fares, SmarTrip Cards, and Tokens.