FMCSA and FRA Announce Listening Session.

FMCSA and FRA to Host Public Listening Sessions on Obstructive Sleep Apnea among Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The Announcement on the FMCSA Website is here.

In our effort to coordinate getting from Truck parking areas where these listening session are going to be head, the following facebook page is available, click here.
Bob Stanton has provide parking information for the Chicago area session.  
To access the Marriott Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North, 30 E. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60611 for a semi truck, .
Park at  Ameri freight Travel Center 300 W North Ave, Northlake, IL 60164.This is a brand new truck stop just east of I-294 and Sr-64 North Avenue.  There is a $ 20/day fee for parking.
Options to get to the session:
1) It would be a minimum  $ 60 cab fare one way from the truck stop to downtown Chicago.
 2) Pace Bus route 309 has a stop on North Ave south of the truck stop. Take the 309 bus WEST to the Up-w Metra station in Elmhurst.The Metra Up-w commuter train runs to the Ogilvie Transportation center in downtown Chicago.  Cta bus 125 north out of Ogilvie Center will bring you close to the Marriott.
See the Pace and Metra website for scheduling, fares and details.
OOIDA has provided parking information for the Washington D.C location.
This information has not been arranged by FMCSA.
OOIDA has been able to find the following information in our efforts to accommodate drivers who want to participate in DC session.   They have not had any one use this option yet, but they have confirmed the info with the manager of the parking facility by phone and email. If you do a Google satellite view of the location you can clearly see tractor trailers parked there.
Parking is located directly next to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station in Alexandria, VA. The Metro yellow line train can be taken to the Mt Vernon Square/7th St Convention Center station for approximately $4. The National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 is just over a half mile walk directly west on M St NW at the intersection of 15th St NW. The entrance is on 15th St NW. It is a wedge shaped building. The entire trip, the Metro train and walk, would take approximately 40 minutes. Metro trains arrive approximately every 6 minute during rush hour and approximately every 12 minutes during midday and evening.
$21 day for tractor trailer parking.

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