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?

Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1918
Ballston Connector
337
Bluemont Connector
204
CC Connector
717
Clarendon EB bike lane
199
Crystal SB bike lane
109
Custis Bon Air Park
1058
Custis Rosslyn
1329
Fairfax EB bike lane
150
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
29
Key Bridge East
1124
Key Bridge West
763
Military NB bike lane
36
Military SB bike lane
31
MVT Airport South
2089
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
77
Roosevelt Bridge
424
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1266
TR Island Bridge
1330
WOD Bon Air Park
832
WOD Bon Air West
1405
WOD Columbia Pike
628
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
254

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
191
Ballston Connector
391
Bluemont Connector
368
CC Connector
545
Custis Bon Air Park
485
Custis Rosslyn
340
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
87
Key Bridge East
2306
Key Bridge West
1079
MVT Airport South
10307
Roosevelt Bridge
121
TR Island Bridge
466
WOD Bon Air Park
43409
WOD Bon Air West
617
WOD Columbia Pike
591
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4857293
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program