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 and MTA Commuter Bus. 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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110 Trail
827
14th Street Bridge
1755
Arlington Mill Trail
372
Ballston Connector
266
Bluemont Connector
191
CC Connector
784
Clarendon EB bike lane
202
Custis Bon Air Park
1059
Custis Rosslyn
1164
Fairfax EB bike lane
139
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
26
Key Bridge East
1312
Key Bridge West
565
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
45
MVT Airport South
2705
Quincy NB bike lane
98
Quincy SB bike lane
92
Roosevelt Bridge
312
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1147
TR Island Bridge
1555
WOD Bon Air Park
1573
WOD Bon Air West
1916
WOD Columbia Pike
1330
WOD East Falls Church
1529
Wilson WB bike lane
237

Peds counted

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110 Trail
1009
14th Street Bridge
316
Arlington Mill Trail
767
Ballston Connector
379
Bluemont Connector
327
CC Connector
447
Custis Bon Air Park
454
Custis Rosslyn
462
Joyce St NB
69
Joyce St SB
104
Key Bridge East
2788
Key Bridge West
1315
MVT Airport South
206
Roosevelt Bridge
207
TR Island Bridge
879
WOD Bon Air Park
615
WOD Bon Air West
643
WOD Columbia Pike
602
WOD East Falls Church
321

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7995651
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