Moving Words Poetry Program

Launched in 1999 during National Poetry Month, Moving Words makes poetry a part of daily life for commuters in Northern Virginia and promotes the work of local writers. The poems are viewed by approximately 1.3 million Metro bus riders every month. In 2009, in honor of its 10th Anniversary, the Moving Words Poetry Competition expanded beyond Arlington’s borders to include poets who live within the entire DC Metro transit zone.

Six poets are featured from April through September; they are selected through an annual competition with a deadline in January. From October through March the poems of twelve Arlington Public School students are selected for display through a partnership with the Arlington Public Schools Humanities Project. The poems are exhibited in Metro buses that traverse Arlington County, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County, and Fairfax City.

Moving Words is a program of the Cultural Affairs Division of the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources and is sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Environmental Commuter Services (ACCS) and Metro, to make your ride more enjoyable.

For more information and to receive submission guidelines, please visit arlingtonarts.org or call 703-228-1850 (TDD: 711).

2011 Poems

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Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

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Bikes counted

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14th Street Bridge
2230
Ballston Connector
358
Bluemont Connector
188
CC Connector
773
Clarendon EB bike lane
252
Crystal SB bike lane
143
Custis Bon Air Park
1241
Custis Rosslyn
1735
Fairfax EB bike lane
173
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
1300
Key Bridge West
766
Military NB bike lane
61
Military SB bike lane
97
MVT Airport South
2454
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
530
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1542
TR Island Bridge
1889
WOD Bon Air Park
901
WOD Bon Air West
1591
WOD Columbia Pike
831
WOD East Falls Church
1290
Wilson WB bike lane
324

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
295
Ballston Connector
416
Bluemont Connector
327
CC Connector
608
Custis Bon Air Park
552
Custis Rosslyn
358
Joyce St NB
48
Joyce St SB
87
Key Bridge East
2078
Key Bridge West
1175
MVT Airport South
292
Roosevelt Bridge
154
TR Island Bridge
1533
WOD Bon Air Park
1797
WOD Bon Air West
699
WOD Columbia Pike
529
WOD East Falls Church
666

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Year to Date
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