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?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2833
Ballston Connector
373
Bluemont Connector
232
CC Connector
787
Clarendon EB bike lane
243
Crystal NB bike lane
75
Crystal SB bike lane
98
Custis Bon Air Park
690
Custis Rosslyn
1608
Fairfax EB bike lane
183
Fairfax WB Bike Lane
0
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1253
Key Bridge West
832
Military NB bike lane
46
Military SB bike lane
54
MVT Airport South
2176
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
120
Roosevelt Bridge
487
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1502
TR Island Bridge
1486
WOD Bon Air Park
978
WOD Bon Air West
1723
WOD Columbia Pike
709
WOD East Falls Church
6
Wilson WB bike lane
337

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
798
Ballston Connector
429
Bluemont Connector
352
CC Connector
587
Custis Bon Air Park
360
Custis Rosslyn
323
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
91
Key Bridge East
2431
Key Bridge West
1010
MVT Airport South
3349
Roosevelt Bridge
145
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
864
WOD Bon Air West
702
WOD Columbia Pike
599
WOD East Falls Church
143

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3590652
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