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
2534
Ballston Connector
416
Bluemont Connector
280
CC Connector
878
Clarendon EB bike lane
270
Crystal SB bike lane
106
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1837
Fairfax EB bike lane
200
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1441
Key Bridge West
799
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
65
MVT Airport South
2956
Quincy NB bike lane
523
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
557
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1642
TR Island Bridge
1730
WOD Bon Air Park
1167
WOD Bon Air West
1904
WOD Columbia Pike
1001
WOD East Falls Church
1393
Wilson WB bike lane
315

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
400
Ballston Connector
510
Bluemont Connector
412
CC Connector
775
Custis Bon Air Park
649
Custis Rosslyn
436
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
108
Key Bridge East
2994
Key Bridge West
1158
MVT Airport South
470
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
964
WOD Bon Air West
852
WOD Columbia Pike
733
WOD East Falls Church
665

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8270542
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