Commuter Rail - MARC and VRE

Photo: MARC train and passengersThe Washington, DC area has two commuter rail services: VRE - Virginia Railway Express and MARC - Maryland Area Regional Commuter.

VRE and MARC are heavy rail, long-haul services, carrying passengers as much as 50 miles into the Washington, DC area on weekday mornings and taking them back to their communities in the evenings. The combined daily ridership approaches 50,000 passengers; 16,000 each day for VRE and more than 30,000 each day for MARC.

VRE provides service between Union Station in Washington, DC and stations in Virginia, along two lines, the Manassas Line and the Fredericksburg Line. VRE is a joint project of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC).

MARC provides service between Union Station in Washington, DC and stations in Maryland, along three lines, the Penn, Camden, and Brunswick Lines. MARC is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation. In addition to MARC, MTA also operates local bus, commuter bus, light rail, and subway services in Maryland.

SmartBenefits® and Commuter Rail

VRE and MARC do not accept SmarTrip®, but VRE and MARC riders who receive SmartBenefits® from their employer can still use their benefits to purchase tickets. CommuterDirect.com offers a SmartBenefits personal account service.  VRE and MARC riders can apply their SmartBenefits to their CommuterDirect.com® account and purchase tickets and passes through CommuterDirect.com.® Customers can have tickets delivered to them, or pick up their tickets at any of the five locations of The Commuter Store.® More about SmarTrip and SmartBenefits.

Guaranteed Ride Home

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

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
558
14th Street Bridge
1997
Arlington Mill Trail
325
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
251
CC Connector
722
Clarendon EB bike lane
216
Custis Bon Air Park
917
Custis Rosslyn
1444
Fairfax EB bike lane
149
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
24
Key Bridge East
1140
Key Bridge West
735
Military NB bike lane
33
Military SB bike lane
28
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
75
Roosevelt Bridge
478
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1203
WOD Bon Air Park
794
WOD Bon Air West
1265
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1031
Wilson WB bike lane
255

Peds counted

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110 Trail
624
14th Street Bridge
261
Arlington Mill Trail
643
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
398
CC Connector
624
Custis Bon Air Park
462
Custis Rosslyn
509
Joyce St NB
90
Joyce St SB
102
Key Bridge East
2720
Key Bridge West
1484
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
137
TR Island Bridge
931
WOD Bon Air Park
656
WOD Bon Air West
698
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
372

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7477040
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