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?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1828
Ballston Connector
284
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
750
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
1369
Custis Rosslyn
1377
Fairfax EB bike lane
137
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1403
Key Bridge West
615
Military NB bike lane
61
Military SB bike lane
48
MVT Airport South
3509
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1424
TR Island Bridge
1937
WOD Bon Air Park
1852
WOD Bon Air West
2238
WOD Columbia Pike
1567
WOD East Falls Church
1826
Wilson WB bike lane
314

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
421
Ballston Connector
221
Bluemont Connector
295
CC Connector
626
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
469
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
97
Key Bridge East
2902
Key Bridge West
1199
MVT Airport South
534
Roosevelt Bridge
213
TR Island Bridge
1536
WOD Bon Air Park
2699
WOD Bon Air West
1028
WOD Columbia Pike
833
WOD East Falls Church
784

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7424763
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Fatal crash in Fairfax County Monday

August 4, 2015, NBC Washington

Capital Bikeshare to expand this fall

Luz Lazo, August 3, 2015, Washington Post

Metrobus and ART bus collide

Julie Zauzmer, August 3, 2015, Washington Post

Cities aren't the hoses, they're the gardens

Michael Anderson, August 3, 2015, People for Bikes

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