Transportation Options

Photo: Cyclist in RosslynThe Washington, D.C. area supports a wealth of transportation options other than driving alone. In fact, about forty percent of all trips in the area are made by some means other than single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) trips. Still, as the area's population grows, we will need to reduce the percentage of SOV trips even further, and increase the use of other options, to avoid gridlock.

Transportation options include:

  • The Metro System –- Metrorail, Metrobus, and MetroAccess. Metro is a regional system serving the District of Columbia and jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland. Metro is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and supported by local jurisdictions.
  • Local Bus Systems -- Each jurisdiction operates its own local bus system. In areas served by the Metro System, local bus routes supplement Metrobus and Metrorail service.
  • Commuter Buses –- Longer bus routes designed to carry commuters from outside the beltway to and from jobs in D.C. and the close-in suburbs.
  • Commuter Rail –- MARC and VRE rail service. MARC operates between Union Station in D.C. and points in Maryland. VRE operates between Union Station and points in Virginia. Both provide weekday service aimed primarily at commuters.
  • Intercity Rail & Bus -- Amtrak, Greyhound, Bolt Bus, etc. Long-haul bus service.
  • Walking -- A healthy and environmentally-friendly way of getting around, and an important transportation mode.
  • Bicycling & Bikesharing -- Rapidly-growing transportation modes in the D.C. area.
  • Multi-Use Trails -- The D.C. area has an extensive trail network, used by bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Telework -- Or telecommuting. Working from home or a satellite office one or more days per week.
  • Ridesharing -- Carpooling, vanpooling, slugging.
  • Carsharing -- Zipcar, Car2Go, Peer-to-Peer Carsharing.
  • Taxicabs -- An important supplement and backup plan for people who carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation.
  • Paratransit & Accessible Transit -- Services for people with disabilities.
Did You Know?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
370
14th Street Bridge
1187
Arlington Mill Trail
339
Ballston Connector
203
Bluemont Connector
154
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
159
Custis Bon Air Park
895
Custis Rosslyn
1009
Fairfax EB bike lane
105
Joyce St NB
34
Joyce St SB
15
Key Bridge East
944
Key Bridge West
465
Military NB bike lane
30
Military SB bike lane
30
MVT Airport South
2238
Quincy NB bike lane
85
Quincy SB bike lane
75
Roosevelt Bridge
223
Rosslyn Bikeometer
967
TR Island Bridge
1182
WOD Bon Air Park
1311
WOD Bon Air West
1578
WOD Columbia Pike
1107
WOD East Falls Church
1338
Wilson WB bike lane
210

Peds counted

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110 Trail
507
14th Street Bridge
291
Arlington Mill Trail
884
Ballston Connector
283
Bluemont Connector
303
CC Connector
381
Custis Bon Air Park
357
Custis Rosslyn
295
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
48
Key Bridge East
2031
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
134
Roosevelt Bridge
134
TR Island Bridge
610
WOD Bon Air Park
455
WOD Bon Air West
549
WOD Columbia Pike
545
WOD East Falls Church
316

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5855354
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