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.

Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
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

View Counter Data
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

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7223230
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Midsummer update on transportation projects

Robert Thomson, July 29, 2015, Washington Post

BMW's plan to prevent electric cars from overwhelming the grid

Julian Spector, July 29, 2015, Citylab

D.C. lines up subsidies to expand accessible taxi fleet

Martin Di Caro, July 29, 2015, WAMU

New park-and-ride option for Silver Line [video]

July 28, 2015, NBC Washington

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