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Advocacy Day Transportation & Logistics

Learn more about how to get around Austin!


Schedule of Events TBA

Tentative Transportation Plans:  

Bus(es) will be leaving Dallas at 5:00 a.m. on the date of Advocacy Day 2017 (TBA) from place (TBA) and returning that same day.   Please let your team leader know if you if you plan to ride the bus or contact Lynn Rossol at or 214-379-2854.

Donations of $10 per person to defray the cost are appreciated.


Parking at Capitol:

Parking options for persons driving themselves or taking a bus with another group

Buses: School and tour buses can unload and pick up passengers in the designated loading area on Brazos Street between 12th and 13th Streets, east of the Capitol. Buses can park on Trinity Street.

View Bus Parking Information

Individuals: Public parking is available at the Visitor Parking Garage. The first two hours of parking are free of charge. Vehicles can enter from either 12th or 13th Street. The garage is bordered by San Jacinto and Trinity. The Capitol Visitors Center, Capitol and Capitol Extension are a short walk away. 

View Public Parking Information


Lodging in Austin:


Lodging optional for participants who choose to stay overnight

Available hotels listed below:

Doubletree Hotel
6505 North IH-35

Radisson Hotel and Suites
111 E Cesar Chavez St.

Drury Inn and Suites
6711 North IH-35

Embassy Suites Hotel Austin Central
5901 North IH 35


Maps of the Capitol:

The Texas Tribune has an interactive website to navigate the Capitol and locate lawmakers' offices. Search by member name, or browse using the floor plan by clicking the tab for each floor in the Capitol and Capitol Extension. 

The Texas State Preservation Board's website also provides detailed maps of the Capitol complex.  Please note: The maps provided by the State Preservation Board do not include legislator information. The website includes the following maps:

1.     Capitol Complex

2.     Capitol Building Ground & First (Room numbers beginning with G or 1) 

3.     Capitol Building Second - Fourth (Room numbers beginning with 2, 3, or 4)

4.     Capitol Extension First Floor (Room numbers beginning with E1)

5.     Capitol Extension Second Floor (Room numbers beginning with E2)

6.     Capitol Accessibility Guide

7.     Capitol Monuments

8.     Capitol Tour Bus Guide

Use maps 2, 3, 4, and 5 together with the Texas Legislative Handbook or the Texas Capitol Building Directory (PDF format) to locate your legislators' offices.