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Thank You!

The Potomac Chapter has agreed to take on hosting responsibilities for State Convention. Please thank Chapter President Christine Grassman and her local team for making 2021 the success we anticipate!

Essential Details

As of now, we plan on having an in-person convention. We will follow local guidance and adjust accordingly should the need arise. The 63rd State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia will be held Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31, 2021 at: Westin Tysons Corner 7801 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22043 Phone: (703) 893-1340. Westin at Tysons Corner Please stay tuned for further reservation information.

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Transportation Information

With your bags packed and your reservations made you’re all geared up for the state Convention. But, how will you get there? Below is some information that will help you take the stress out of the journey and give you more time to think about what you’re going to splurge on at that Auction. There are several convenient access routes to Northern Virginia's hotel site. For those local to Northern Virginia, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), provides easy access to the Hotel’s shuttle service from the Tysons Corner Metro station located on the Silver Line. The hotel shuttle leaves every hour on the hour from the Tysons corner metro south side entrance, at the bus stop by the Lord and Taylor department store. The shuttle runs from 9AM to 10:00PM every day with scheduled stops at tysons 1 and Tysons 2. The cost is free and it will take you within a 3 mile radius of the Westin Tysons Corner. For those coming to Northern Virginia via Greyhound you may access the Metrorail system at the Franconia-Springfield Station located on the Blue Line. To access the Metrorail system please exit the ticket office and turn right. Or, simply turn left as you exit the bus. Follow the sidewalk for approximately 50 feet. Several bus shelters will be to your left. Upon reaching the overhead covering, turn right towards the escalators. Take the up escalator up a short flight. Walk straight ahead. When you reach the commuter office on your right, the entrance to the metro station will be on your left. To reach the Tysons Corner metro station, take the Blue line train to Rosslyn going in the direction of Largo. Get off the train at Rosslyn, which is the 9th stop. At Roslyn, exit the train and walk to an escalator going down to the lower level of the station. On the lower level, you will transfer to the Silver Line heading in the direction of Whiele Reston East and get off the Silver Line at Tysons Corner Station. If you accidentally get on an Orange line train to Vienna, get off the train at or before East falls Church and transfer to the Silver line heading to Wiehle Reston East On the arriving platform. Three trains service Roslyn: Blue, Orange, and Silver. It is important you do not get on a blue line train on the lower level of Roslyn because you could end up back at Franconia. Tysons corner is the 7th stop from Roslyn on the silver line. For your reference, the stops you should pass are:

  • Courthouse
  • Clarendon
  • Virginia Square
  • Ballston
  • East Falls Church
  • Mclean, and
  • Tysons Corner.

The Franconia-Springfield Greyhound Ticket office number is: (703) 971-7598. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 7am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 9pm. Sunday hours are from 7am to 1:30pm. If in need of Uber, Lyft, or taxi service, the address to the Springfield Greyhound bus terminal is: 6770 Frontier Drive. For those coming via Amtrak or Virginia Railway Express (VRE,) the closest access point to the Metrorail system is the King Street Metro Station located on the Blue and Yellow lines. Please follow the directions as shown above upon entering the Metrorail system, making sure you board a Blue line train to Largo. (Do not board a Yellow line train!) Once on the Blue line train to Largo, transfer at Roslyn to the Silver line as described above. Taxis are readily available at the King Street station to transport you to the hotel. You can also use Uber or Lyft to get to the hotel. It is estimated a cab ride will exceed $30 to use this alternative form of transportation. An Uber or Lyft ride should cost approximately $20. The address for the Amtrak station located in Alexandria is 110 Callahan Drive. Amtrak's phone number is: (800) 872-7245. Paratransit users: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has a paratransit program available to provide curb to curb service. The program is called MetroAccess. The dial-in number is: (301) 562-5360. To obtain temporary use of the service you must contact your local eligibility office and have your status information sent via fax to the MetroAccess Eligibility office at: (202) 962-6393. The taxi dial-in numbers are:

  • Fairfax Red Top (703) 333-3333 and Fairfax Yellow Cab at (703) 534-1111.
  • Arlington Red Top Cab: 703-522-3333.

Metrorail and bus information can be reached at: (202) 637-7000.;