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?

Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1643
Ballston Connector
318
Bluemont Connector
236
CC Connector
756
Clarendon EB bike lane
217
Crystal SB bike lane
89
Custis Bon Air Park
1280
Custis Rosslyn
1348
Fairfax EB bike lane
132
Joyce St NB
42
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1411
Key Bridge West
641
Military NB bike lane
68
Military SB bike lane
57
MVT Airport South
3224
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
350
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1389
TR Island Bridge
1848
WOD Bon Air Park
1908
WOD Bon Air West
2247
WOD Columbia Pike
1574
WOD East Falls Church
1895
Wilson WB bike lane
278

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
441
Ballston Connector
299
Bluemont Connector
282
CC Connector
598
Custis Bon Air Park
673
Custis Rosslyn
455
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
96
Key Bridge East
2910
Key Bridge West
1386
MVT Airport South
454
Roosevelt Bridge
218
TR Island Bridge
1539
WOD Bon Air Park
2652
WOD Bon Air West
994
WOD Columbia Pike
797
WOD East Falls Church
815

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7386684
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
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Martin Weil, August 2, 2015, Washington Post

Van Dorn Street ped bridge to be replaced

August 2, 2015, FABB

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