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 & TNCs -- Important supplemental and backup options for people who carpool, bike, walk, or use public transportation.
  • Paratransit & Accessible Transit -- Services for people with disabilities.
Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
311
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
461
Ballston Connector
192
Bluemont Connector
337
CC Connector
1056
Clarendon EB bike lane
243
Custis Bon Air Park
1496
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
207
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
1361
Key Bridge West
899
Military NB bike lane
55
Military SB bike lane
58
MVT Airport South
3039
Quincy NB bike lane
122
Quincy SB bike lane
111
Roosevelt Bridge
596
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1938
TR Island Bridge
1873
WOD Bon Air Park
1342
WOD Bon Air West
2094
WOD Columbia Pike
1127
WOD East Falls Church
1504
Wilson WB bike lane
303

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
573
14th Street Bridge
176
Arlington Mill Trail
461
Ballston Connector
224
Bluemont Connector
281
CC Connector
446
Custis Bon Air Park
542
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
74
Key Bridge East
1687
Key Bridge West
806
MVT Airport South
388
Roosevelt Bridge
122
TR Island Bridge
1271
WOD Bon Air Park
721
WOD Bon Air West
738
WOD Columbia Pike
580
WOD East Falls Church
371

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
6694712
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