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 bus service to Washington, DC, the Pentagon and Rosslyn from stops in Purcellville, Hamilton, Leesburg and Sterling. A reverse commute bus service is now available from West Falls Church to Loudoun County. 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 the Vienna Metro Station, Crystal City, the Pentagon, and Washington, DC. Service is also provided between OmniRide locations in Prince William County and Franconia/Springfield, Falls Church, and Vienna 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
14th Street Bridge
2329
Ballston Connector
377
Bluemont Connector
241
CC Connector
826
Clarendon EB bike lane
297
Crystal SB bike lane
85
Custis Bon Air Park
1335
Custis Rosslyn
1651
Fairfax EB bike lane
214
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1272
Key Bridge West
848
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
52
MVT Airport South
2591
Quincy NB bike lane
513
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
527
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1614
TR Island Bridge
1702
WOD Bon Air Park
1193
WOD Bon Air West
1866
WOD Columbia Pike
971
WOD East Falls Church
1469
Wilson WB bike lane
335

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
362
Ballston Connector
506
Bluemont Connector
361
CC Connector
676
Custis Bon Air Park
619
Custis Rosslyn
411
Joyce St NB
92
Joyce St SB
3044
Key Bridge East
2979
Key Bridge West
1374
MVT Airport South
436
Roosevelt Bridge
153
TR Island Bridge
1206
WOD Bon Air Park
846
WOD Bon Air West
755
WOD Columbia Pike
670
WOD East Falls Church
637

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8310343
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