SmarTrip & SmartBenefits

Photo: SmarTrip card on busSmarTrip® and SmartBenefits® are programs of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).

SmarTrip® is a convenient way to pay transit fares using a rechargeable plastic farecard with an embedded computer chip. Fare value is stored on the card, and fares are automatically deducted each time you ride. SmarTrip is accepted on Metrorail, Metrobus, local bus systems, and some commuter buses. Paying fares with SmarTrip is fast and convenient, and can also save you money. Some transit systems offer a discount for passengers using SmarTrip, and additional discounts when transferring within the system or between transit systems. (Area transit systems no longer issue paper transfers -- discounted transfers are only available with SmarTrip.) You no longer need exact change or a token to ride the bus -- just tap the farebox with your SmarTrip card. More information from WMATA.

Photo: SmarTrip farecard machineSmarTrip cards can be purchased from CommuterDirect.com, The Commuter Store, and the Mobile Commuter Store, from Metro Sales Offices and other transit stores, and at Metro stations.

Fare value can be added to SmarTrip cards in Metrorail stations, on Metrobus, at any Commuter Store location, and at other retail locations that have a SmarTrip point-of-sale device. More information from WMATA.

SmartBenefits® is a program that allows employers to assign commuting benefits directly to employees' SmarTrip cards. More information from WMATA.

CommuterDirect.com makes it possible for customers to apply SmartBenefits to purchases online and at all Commuter Store locations with a SmartBenefits Personal Account. One great advantage of this service is that customers can purchase tickets and passes for transit services that don't accept SmarTrip cards, including MARC and VRE commuter rail. To participate, you will need a SmarTrip card and your employer must have you registered in the SmartBenefits program. More information from CommuterDirect.com.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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14th Street Bridge
2361
Ballston Connector
383
Bluemont Connector
255
CC Connector
836
Clarendon EB bike lane
280
Crystal SB bike lane
95
Custis Bon Air Park
1220
Custis Rosslyn
1835
Fairfax EB bike lane
226
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
7
Key Bridge East
1303
Key Bridge West
859
Military NB bike lane
67
Military SB bike lane
130
MVT Airport South
2499
Quincy NB bike lane
702
Quincy SB bike lane
318
Roosevelt Bridge
549
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1646
TR Island Bridge
1675
WOD Bon Air Park
944
WOD Bon Air West
1606
WOD Columbia Pike
731
WOD East Falls Church
1196
Wilson WB bike lane
390

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
231
Ballston Connector
334
Bluemont Connector
262
CC Connector
450
Custis Bon Air Park
455
Custis Rosslyn
351
Joyce St NB
86
Joyce St SB
1407
Key Bridge East
1720
Key Bridge West
1002
MVT Airport South
213
Roosevelt Bridge
122
TR Island Bridge
813
WOD Bon Air Park
737
WOD Bon Air West
617
WOD Columbia Pike
669
WOD East Falls Church
518

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
8539523
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