Commuter Buses

These long-haul bus services bring commuters to the D.C. area in the morning, and take them back outside the beltway in the evening. Commuter bus services usually make only a few stops, connecting with other transit systems or park-and-ride lots on each end of the commute.

SmarTrip® and SmartBenefits®

Photo: SmarTrip and bus fareboxSmarTrip® is a convenient way to pay transit fares using a rechargeable plastic farecard. SmarTrip is accepted on Metrobus, Metrorail, local transit systems, and most of the commuter bus systems listed below. SmartBenefits® is a program that allows employers to assign commuting benefits directly to employees' SmarTrip cards. Find out more about SmarTrip and SmartBenefits.

Guaranteed Ride Home

If you commute by bus, you may be eligible for Commuter Connections' Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH). GRH provides free taxi rides home when the unexpected happens. The Guaranteed Ride Home Service is also available to commuters who use other commuting alternatives, such as carpooling or bicycling. More about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

Commuter Bus Services

Loudoun County Transit
Weekday morning and late afternoon rush hour bus service from park and ride lots in Loudoun County to destinations that include Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station, Rosslyn, Crystal City, the Pentagon and Washington, DC. SmarTrip® accepted.

Maryland Transit Association (MTA) Commuter Bus
MTA Commuter Bus Service connects thousands of Maryland’s suburban residents with jobs in Baltimore and Washington,DC. Commuter Bus operates weekdays during morning and evening rush hours, and is managed by private contractors with oversight from the MTA.

PRTC OmniRide
Express bus services from the Manassas, Dale City, Triangle, Dumfries and Lake Ridge areas. Destinations include Crystal City, the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Tysons. Service is also provided between OmniRide locations in Prince William County and Franconia/Springfield Metrorail and Tysons Corner Metrorail stations. SmarTrip® accepted.

Tysons Express - Loudoun
Take the Tysons Express from Loudoun to Tysons when commuting to work. The bus travels the Dulles Greenway and the Dulles Airport Access Highway to Tysons, making for a faster commute than driving your car.  Tysons Express serving Loudoun is operated by Loudoun County Transit and funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Dulles Metrorail Project. SmarTrip® accepted.

Tysons Express - Woodbridge
The Tysons Express coach bus service from Woodbridge to Tysons lets you relax with a comfortable ride and offers free WiFi. Tysons Express is operated by PRTC OmniRide and funded by Virginia Megaprojects to provide transportation options during the construction of the I-495 HOT Lanes and the Dulles Metrorail. SmarTrip® accepted.

Did You Know?

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

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
858
14th Street Bridge
2555
Arlington Mill Trail
424
Ballston Connector
415
Bluemont Connector
257
CC Connector
964
Clarendon EB bike lane
245
Custis Bon Air Park
1306
Custis Rosslyn
2016
Fairfax EB bike lane
210
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1384
Key Bridge West
844
Military NB bike lane
63
Military SB bike lane
50
Quincy NB bike lane
127
Quincy SB bike lane
106
Roosevelt Bridge
626
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1763
TR Island Bridge
1728
WOD Bon Air Park
1071
WOD Bon Air West
1847
WOD Columbia Pike
1037
WOD East Falls Church
1360
Wilson WB bike lane
311

Peds counted

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110 Trail
733
14th Street Bridge
461
Arlington Mill Trail
871
Ballston Connector
315
Bluemont Connector
443
CC Connector
668
Custis Bon Air Park
584
Custis Rosslyn
430
Joyce St SB
92
Key Bridge East
2613
Key Bridge West
1116
Roosevelt Bridge
172
TR Island Bridge
982
WOD Bon Air Park
734
WOD Bon Air West
765
WOD Columbia Pike
731
WOD East Falls Church
434

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3250954
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