iRide for Arlington Teens

Your ride's here.

You've got places to go. People to see. Things to do. You just need a way to get there.

With Metrobus, Metrorail and ART, you’ve always got a ride. No more begging your parents to take you everywhere. No more bumming a ride off your friends.

And the best part is, riding the bus or the train is actually really easy. Check out the links below to find out everything you need to know.

NEW Student iRide SmarTrip Card

Makes it easier for middle and high school students in Arlington to get around. ART bus rides only cost 85 cents with the card and it works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. Get your card today!

Quick links

iRide Brochure (PDF, 3.4 MB, Adobe Reader required)

This brochure tells you how to read a timetable, how to pay bus fare, where to catch the bus and includes a map that shows you which buses will take you to your school.

Metro Trip Planner
Use this great tool from Metro to plan your trip in Arlington, or anywhere in the DC area, using public transportation.

Online Schedules
Get up-to-date schedules for Metrobus and local bus routes in Northern Virginia.

Mobile Schedules
Get news and current bus schedules delivered to your web-enabled mobile device, wherever you are.

Car-Free Diet Map thumbnailCar-Free Diet Map
(PDF, 5.8 MB, Adobe Reader required)
Map of Arlington showing all of the bus and rail routes and major transfer points.

Get Into ART
Official site of ART-Arlington Transit, Arlington's local bus system. ART will move you! Students with middle or high school IDs pay 85¢ cash fare. Or buy iRide tokens at the Commuter Store or Arlington Rec Centers, 20 tokens for $15.

Metrobus Routes Serving Arlington
The Metro system serves the entire DC area. The ART site has a section with the Metrobus routes that will get you around Arlington.

Tools and Resources
Check out this section for lots more tools to make it easy to get around.

Did You Know?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2527
Ballston Connector
414
Bluemont Connector
256
CC Connector
839
Clarendon EB bike lane
292
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
1392
Custis Rosslyn
1865
Fairfax EB bike lane
215
Joyce St NB
34
Joyce St SB
24
Key Bridge East
1335
Key Bridge West
829
Military NB bike lane
80
Military SB bike lane
158
MVT Airport South
2810
Quincy NB bike lane
607
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
621
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1755
TR Island Bridge
1761
WOD Bon Air Park
1168
WOD Bon Air West
1922
WOD Columbia Pike
1118
WOD East Falls Church
1414
Wilson WB bike lane
355

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
368
Ballston Connector
491
Bluemont Connector
402
CC Connector
768
Custis Bon Air Park
642
Custis Rosslyn
449
Joyce St NB
90
Joyce St SB
125
Key Bridge East
3040
Key Bridge West
978
MVT Airport South
429
Roosevelt Bridge
232
TR Island Bridge
1238
WOD Bon Air Park
1097
WOD Bon Air West
1105
WOD Columbia Pike
759
WOD East Falls Church
1200

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8234637
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Video allegedly shows Lyon Village bike theft

Heather Mongillo, August 26, 2015, ARLnow

Montgomery officials remind drivers to stop for school buses

Aaron Kraut, August 26, 2015, Bethesda Beat

Part of Capital Crescent Trail wil be closed Thursday

Aaron Kraut, August 26, 2015, Bethesda Beat

Flawed Texas A&M traffic study is back

David Alpert, August 26, 2015, GGW

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Friday, August 28, 2015

George Mason Welcome Fair

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Car-Free Diet at Ballston Mega Market

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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