Seattle, WA
Local Transportation Information
Seattle (Region X) Training Facility (RTF)

Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Ave., Suite 390
Seattle, WA 98174
(206) 615-2594



Train, Ferry, and Bus


Air Travel

The Seattle RTF is located in the Jackson Federal Building. The main entrance is located on Second Avenue. The cross streets are Marion and Madison.

From South of Downtown:

  • Take I-5 North to the Dearborn St/James St exit, Exit 164A toward Madison Street
  • Take the I-5 N exit on the left toward Vancouver BC/Madison St/Convention Ctr.
  • Take the exit toward Madison St/Convention Ctr.
  • Stay straight to go onto 7th Ave.
  • Take 1st left onto Madison St.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Ave.

The building is on Second, between Madison and Marion, with the main entrance on Second Avenue.

From North of Downtown:

  • Take I-5 South to Exit 165A towards James Street
  • Stay straight to go onto Sixth Avenue.
  • Turn Right onto Columbia St.
  • Turn right onto Fourth Ave.
  • Turn left onto Madison St.
  • Turn left onto Second Ave.

The building is between Madison and Marion, with the main entrance on Second Avenue.

From I-90:

  • Follow I-90 to the I-5 interchange.
  • Take the I-5 N exit, Exit 2C.
  • Take the exit toward Madison St./Convention Ctr.
  • Stay straight to go onto 7th Ave.
  • Take 1st left onto Madison St.
  • Turn left onto 2nd Ave.

The building is between Madison and Marion, with the main entrance on Second Avenue.

Downtown Parking:

Parking in downtown Seattle is expensive, but the further you are willing to walk, the less you will have to pay. Many nearby lots will advertise "early bird" parking at reduced rates for people who arrive before 9:00 a.m. Other garages and lots are available throughout downtown, with less expensive places being just below First Avenue and on Fourth Avenue, south of James Street.



The King Street Station is served by Amtrak and the Sounder Commuter Train and is located at the south end of downtown, at:

301 S. Jackson Street,
(between Second and Fourth Ave.)

For more information please check:


The ferry terminals are a short hike (uphill) from the RTF.

Phone numbers:

  • (206) 464-6400 or
  • (1-888) 808-7977

Online Information:


There are numerous bus stops close to the Seattle RTF. Metro Transit can be reached by phone, or online:

For more options to get around the Puget Sound region, including links to other local transit agencies, the following website has a wealth of information:

King County Metro


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is served by all major U.S. airlines. It is located 12 miles south of downtown Seattle.

Public transportation—Link Light Rail:

The SeaTac/Airport Station is connected to the fourth floor of the airport garage. Trains arrive and depart on the platform level of the station. The covered, level walkway to the airport terminal is one level down on the mezzanine. The well-lit walkway is separated from the main area of the garage and directional signs point the way to the main terminal skybridge. Wheelchair service is available. The Link Light Rail service runs from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m to midnight on Sundays. Trains arrive and depart every 7 1/2 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day.

Ground transportation:

Ground services are located on the third floor of the parking garage, including taxis, scheduled and unscheduled vans, courtesy vans and limousines. A Ground Transportation Information Booth on the third floor helps travelers find the transportation they need. Public transit and scheduled buses provide pickup at the baggage claim level curb.

For more information about ground transportation, including fares and company contact phone numbers, please check:

Port of Seattle

Important Note:

Due to the large number of participant requests for lodging information, we are offering the names and phone numbers of local hotel and motel sites to assist you in making your travel arrangements while staying in the Seattle area. Our listings are not all inclusive and no endorsement by the US Department of Education should be implied or inferred.

Local Hotels:

The following hotels are located in the downtown area, listed in order of approximate distance from the Seattle RTF:

  • Hotel 1000
    1000 First Ave.
    (206) 957-1000

  • The Alexis Hotel
    1007 First Ave.
    (206) 624-4844

  • W Hotel
    1112 Fourth Ave.
    (206) 264-6000

  • Doubletree Arctic Club
    700 Third Ave.
    (206) 340-0340

  • Renaissance Seattle
    515 Madison Street
    (206) 583-0300

  • Hotel Vintage Park
    1100 Fifth Ave.
    (206) 624-8000

  • Executive Hotel Pacific
    400 Spring Street
    (888) 388-3932

  • Courtyard Downtown Pioneer Square
    612 Second Ave.
    (206) 625-1111

  • Hilton Seattle
    1301 Sixth Ave.
    (206) 624-0500



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