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?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2110
Ballston Connector
328
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
723
Clarendon EB bike lane
192
Crystal SB bike lane
123
Custis Bon Air Park
1328
Custis Rosslyn
1692
Fairfax EB bike lane
166
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1142
Key Bridge West
788
Military NB bike lane
49
Military SB bike lane
36
MVT Airport South
2598
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
460
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1537
TR Island Bridge
1414
WOD Bon Air Park
1199
WOD Bon Air West
1774
WOD Columbia Pike
1002
WOD East Falls Church
1449
Wilson WB bike lane
265

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
319
Ballston Connector
363
Bluemont Connector
325
CC Connector
508
Custis Bon Air Park
466
Custis Rosslyn
368
Joyce St NB
93
Joyce St SB
112
Key Bridge East
3056
Key Bridge West
1191
MVT Airport South
288
Roosevelt Bridge
117
TR Island Bridge
796
WOD Bon Air Park
1792
WOD Bon Air West
664
WOD Columbia Pike
569
WOD East Falls Church
629

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7344840
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Van Dorn Street ped bridge to be replaced

August 2, 2015, FABB

Study: Commuter ferry service viable in Alexandria

Chris Teale, July 30, 2015, Alexandria Times

Can a 'streetcar ninja' help save District line?

Michael Laris, August 1, 2015, Washington Post

Arlington school-bus cameras beginning to pick off violators

Scott McCaffrey, July 31, 2015, InsideNoVa

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Upcoming Events
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Latino Summit

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Car-Free Diet at APAH Summer Resident Picnic

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Arlington County Fair

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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