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
1511
Ballston Connector
241
Bluemont Connector
161
CC Connector
583
Clarendon EB bike lane
215
Crystal SB bike lane
83
Custis Bon Air Park
761
Custis Rosslyn
1176
Fairfax EB bike lane
148
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
31
Key Bridge East
974
Key Bridge West
650
Military NB bike lane
26
Military SB bike lane
28
MVT Airport South
1632
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
396
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1059
TR Island Bridge
1889
WOD Bon Air Park
712
WOD Bon Air West
1108
WOD Columbia Pike
654
WOD East Falls Church
812
Wilson WB bike lane
267

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
307
Ballston Connector
453
Bluemont Connector
310
CC Connector
497
Custis Bon Air Park
499
Custis Rosslyn
328
Joyce St NB
90
Joyce St SB
112
Key Bridge East
2333
Key Bridge West
1049
MVT Airport South
368
Roosevelt Bridge
123
TR Island Bridge
1533
WOD Bon Air Park
1473
WOD Bon Air West
595
WOD Columbia Pike
553
WOD East Falls Church
417

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