Student iRide SmarTrip Card

The new iRide SmarTrip Card makes it easier for teens to get around.

Why Get One?

iRide SmarTrip card designIt Saves Money. ART bus rides only cost 85¢ with the card.

It's Easy. It's just like a regular SmarTrip card that works on Metrobus, Metrorail, ART and other buses.

It's Convenient. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or buying a paper Metrorail pass.

Only middle and high school students in Arlington can use the card and must be present and show their student ID (or other form of ID) at the time of purchase. The Student iRide SmarTrip card can be purchased for $2.00 at the Commuter Stores located in Ballston, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Crystal City and the Mobile Commuter Store which travels throughout Arlington.

The card will expire on the students' 19th birthday.

Registration Form (PDF) -- The Student iRide SmarTrip card must be registered at the Commuter Store at the time of purchase. Print and fill out the registration form ahead of time and bring it with you to the Commuter Store to make purchasing the card quicker and easier.

Have questions? Check out the iRide SmarTrip Card FAQ for more info.

Terms & Conditions

  • Card is active until the bearer’s 19th birthday. The bearer is subject to being carded by authorized transit employees or police. If carded, presentation of a student ID, with proof of age, must be produced on demand.
  • One card per youth.
  • Card must be registered at the time of purchase.
  • Card must be tapped on the farebox for bus entry.
  • Card cannot be exchanged for cash. If lost, stolen or inoperable, remaining values will be transferred to a replacement card that may be purchased.
  • The iRide discount is only available on ART – Arlington Transit buses.
  • Stored value may be used on other regional transit systems and Metrorail.
  • Card must remain in possession of registrant. Card must not be given to family or friends.
  • When used on Metrorail, card is used for both entry and exit if stored value is on card.
  • SmarTrip contains sensitive electronics, do not bend, perforate or expose to extreme temperatures.
  • For information about SmarTrip or to report a problem with your card, please call 1-888-
  • 762-7874 (TDD: 1-703-620-8782).
  • If found, please return to: Arlington Transit, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22201
  • SmarTrip logo is a registered trademark of WMATA.
Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1923
Ballston Connector
372
Bluemont Connector
216
CC Connector
957
Clarendon EB bike lane
256
Crystal SB bike lane
125
Custis Bon Air Park
1529
Custis Rosslyn
2030
Fairfax EB bike lane
213
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
39
Key Bridge East
1094
Key Bridge West
792
Military NB bike lane
64
Military SB bike lane
55
MVT Airport South
2380
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
467
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1346
TR Island Bridge
1311
WOD Bon Air Park
934
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
1228
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
328

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
295
Ballston Connector
403
Bluemont Connector
303
CC Connector
747
Custis Bon Air Park
618
Custis Rosslyn
396
Joyce St NB
75
Joyce St SB
106
Key Bridge East
1716
Key Bridge West
1041
MVT Airport South
108235
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
785
WOD Bon Air Park
13375
WOD Bon Air West
715
WOD Columbia Pike
774
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
6992215
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