Tools for Mobile Devices

Car-Free Near Me™

Car-Free Near Me™ is a web app developed by Arlington County Commuter Services that locates car-free transportation options near your home, office, or any location in the D.C. area that you choose. The app creates a customizable web page, including a map and real-time arrival information for transit services. Information is available for Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit-ART, DC Circulator, Capital Bikeshare, Zipcar, Montgomery County Ride On and Prince George's County The Bus.

CommuterPage.com Mobile Services

CommuterPage.com Mobile Services is a suite of web apps developed by Arlington County Commuter Services. For schedules and other tools for web-enabled mobile phones and other mobile devices with web access, point your device's browser to mobile.commuterpage.com. If you have an older phone that can't display this page properly, try wap.commuterpage.com. Tools include:

  • ART RealTime arrival predictions.
  • Schedules for northern Virginia transit systems: ART, CUE, DASH, Fairfax Connector, Loudoun County Transit, Metrobus routes in northern Virginia, and VRE.
  • Point-to-point schedules combining schedules for all transit systems operating between those points.
  • CommuterPage.com news, events, and transit service alerts.

Metro's Mobile Services

A number of Metro's online services are optimized for your Web-enabled phone. These services include:

  • Metro's Trip Planner
  • Next scheduled departure for Metrorail or Metrobus service near you
  • Next Metrorail train arrival times
  • Next Metrobus arrival times
  • Elevator/escalator outages
  • Service disruptions
  • System map
  • SmarTrip® online account access

For more information, go to Metro's Mobile Services page, or use your phone's web browser and navigate to Metro's mobile site.

Mobile Applications (Apps)

Mobile apps are designed for specific mobile operating systems. Users must download and install the appropriate version of each app. Some apps are offered for free, others for a fee. Unlike mobile web tools, it's possible for apps to work without internet access. However, the apps listed here depend on an internet connection to be fully functional.

Capital Rails

iPhone/iPad

Real-time Metrorail arrival information, the same information that appears on the displays next to the Metrorail platform in each station. Set the station(s) you want to monitor in "Settings" and get arrival information just for those stations as soon as you launch the app, without having to navigate to the station you're interested in. iTunes preview.

Google Maps for Mobile

Android, iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows. (Not all features work on all phones.)

View maps and plan a trip by transit, walking, biking (or driving). Search maps for restaurants, shopping or other services. Find out more on the Google Maps for mobile page, or point your mobile browser to m.google.com/maps

Layar Reality Browser

Android, iPhone 3GS and newer (Check the Layar site for the latest compatibility information.)

Layar Reality Browser uses a combination of the phone’s camera, compass and GPS data to identify the user’s location, retrieve data about the user’s surroundings, and overlay that information over the camera view.

Data layers are available to show ART-Arlington Transit bus stop locations with ART RealTime arrival information, Capital Bikeshare locations with bike and dock availability information, and WalkArlington Walkabout points of interest.

To use these tools, download Layar at www.layar.com and then search for “Arlington” to find the ART, Capital Bikeshare, and WalkArlington data layers.

RideScout

iPhone/iPad

RideScout is a mobile application that aggregates ground transportation ride options to allow users to compare them in real time. RideScout integrates Google transit information, Car2Go availability, individual taxi drivers (regular taxi cab, electric cab and pedicab) and peer to peer social ride sharing. Users can search for and book rides in real time. They can also offer a social ride. RideScout site

HopStop

Android, iPhone, Blackberry

Point-to-point directions using transit, biking, or walking. Choose start and end points by address or by clicking on a map. Also provides information about taxi fares, and links to restaurants, shopping, and other destinations near your route. In addition to the website, free apps are available for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry. HopStop Washington, DC

Spotcycle

Android, iPhone, Blackberry

Free mobile app for Capital Bikeshare. Created by 8D Technologies™, the technology partner of the worldwide BIXI™ system, it’s a handy app that helps you locate Capital Bikeshare stations, and provides real-time information about available bikes and docks. Spotcycle

Taxicab & Sedan Service Apps

myTaxi offers a smartphone app to book and pay for a cab.

RideScout is a mobile app that integrates Google transit information, Car2Go availability, individual taxi drivers (regular taxi cab, electric cab and pedicab) and peer to peer social ride sharing.

Taxi Magic booking works with 85 taxi fleets in 45 cities across the United States. Use the smartphone app or book via text message or online.

Uber offers a smartphone app to book and pay for a cab or Uber's sedan service.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2527
Ballston Connector
414
Bluemont Connector
256
CC Connector
839
Clarendon EB bike lane
292
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
1392
Custis Rosslyn
1865
Fairfax EB bike lane
215
Joyce St NB
34
Joyce St SB
24
Key Bridge East
1335
Key Bridge West
829
Military NB bike lane
80
Military SB bike lane
158
MVT Airport South
2810
Quincy NB bike lane
607
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
621
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1755
TR Island Bridge
1761
WOD Bon Air Park
1168
WOD Bon Air West
1922
WOD Columbia Pike
1118
WOD East Falls Church
1414
Wilson WB bike lane
355

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
368
Ballston Connector
491
Bluemont Connector
402
CC Connector
768
Custis Bon Air Park
642
Custis Rosslyn
449
Joyce St NB
90
Joyce St SB
125
Key Bridge East
3040
Key Bridge West
978
MVT Airport South
429
Roosevelt Bridge
232
TR Island Bridge
1238
WOD Bon Air Park
1097
WOD Bon Air West
1105
WOD Columbia Pike
759
WOD East Falls Church
1200

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8234637
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