Most postdocs live in walking distance to the campus. Some postdocs commute to work on bike or motorcycle. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (metro) has a helpful site. Check it out. If you need a car for a day or so to zip around town “wheels when you want them,” check out zipcar. If you want to go by bus/coach to N.Y. for the weekend, click here. There is also a great site called Getting Around the Washington, DC Area. If you don’t feel like walking, you can either take a segway tour of downtown D.C. or rent a bike.
Want to take a day trip to New York City? Try TripperBus. Bus picks up in Bethesda, MD (or Arlington, VA) and in 4 hours (weather and traffic permitting) you are in NYC!
For maps of the vicinity around DTM, click here.