Local Bus Systems

Local bus systems, listed below, extend public transportation into more neighborhoods than are served by Metrorail, Metrobus, or long-haul services such as MARC, VRE, and commuter buses.

SmarTrip and SmartBenefits

SmarTrip® is a convenient way to pay transit fares using a rechargeable plastic farecard. SmarTrip is accepted by Metrorail, Metrobus, most local bus systems, and some commuter buses. You no longer need exact change or a token to ride the bus -- just tap the farebox with your SmarTrip card. 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 use the Metro System 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.

Local Bus Systems

Photo: ART busThe bus systems listed below are operated by local jurisdictions. In the close-in suburbs of Washington, D.C., these local bus systems supplement Metrobus, the area's regional bus system.

Annapolis Transit
Local bus service for Annapolis, Md.

ART-Arlington Transit
ART operates within Arlington County, providing access to Metrorail and supplementing Metrobus with smaller, neighborhood-friendly vehicles. SmarTrip® accepted.

CUE-Fairfax City
The Cue Bus runs seven days a week within the City of Fairfax. It also services the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station and George Mason University. SmarTrip® accepted.

DART First State Bus Service
It's not a D.C.-area service, but when you head to the Delaware beaches, use DART. Park your car and you and your passengers receive free, unlimited daily bus passes. Ride in air-conditioned comfort to the outlets, the boardwalk and beaches, even into Dewey Beach or Lewes.

DASH-Alexandria
The Alexandria Transit Company's DASH system operates within the City of Alexandria and connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and the Fairfax Connector. DASH serves all Metrorail stations within the City of Alexandria and the Pentagon during morning and evening peak periods. SmarTrip® accepted. Monthly passes are available at The Commuter Store and online from CommuterDirect.com

DC CIRCULATOR
Designed to take you to Washington's cultural, shopping, dining, and business destinations. The Circulator provides frequent service on several routes, and only costs $1.00. SmarTrip® accepted. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available at The Commuter Store and online from CommuterDirect.com

Fairfax Connector
The Fairfax Connector bus system runs seven days a week with service throughout Fairfax County and to Metrorail Stations on the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines, including the Pentagon. SmarTrip® accepted.

Go Tysons - Tysons Corner
Transportation resources for Tysons Corner presented by Virginia Megaprojects.

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED)
FRED provides safe, dependable, efficient, and affordable public transportation to the citizens and visitors of the Fredericksburg Region.

Howard Transit
Fixed route bus service in Columbia, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Annapolis Junction, North Laurel, Savage and Elkridge. Service is also available to BWI Airport and to employment centers along US 1 in Howard County. Most routes operate Monday through Saturday with service available on the Brown, Orange, and Red Express routes seven days per week.

Photo: King Street TrolleyKing Street Trolley-Alexandria
Free service between the King Street Metro station in Alexandria and Alexandria's Potomac River waterfront.

Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA)
Bus, light rail, and subway services in Maryland. SmarTrip® accepted. MTA issues an electronic farecard called "CharmCard®" which also works on systems that accept SmarTrip®. MTA also operates commuter buses and MARC commuter rail; these systems do not accept SmarTrip or CharmCard.

Ride On
Montgomery County, MD local bus service. SmarTrip® accepted.

PRTC Bus Service - OmniLink
OmniLink local bus service serves Dale City, Dumfries, Manassas, Manassas Park, Quantico, and Woodbridge.

Shuttle-UM
The Department of Transportation Services provides shuttle, charter, paratransit, NITE Ride and taxi services to the University of Maryland College Park campus.

TheBus
Weekday service between Upper Marlboro and Metrorail Stations in Prince Georges County, MD. SmarTrip® accepted.

VanGO
Charles County, Maryland's public transportation service.

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Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2152
Ballston Connector
356
Bluemont Connector
227
CC Connector
761
Clarendon EB bike lane
280
Crystal SB bike lane
87
Custis Bon Air Park
1137
Custis Rosslyn
1636
Fairfax EB bike lane
182
Joyce St NB
27
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
1194
Key Bridge West
872
Military NB bike lane
47
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2239
Quincy NB bike lane
544
Quincy SB bike lane
318
Roosevelt Bridge
540
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1454
TR Island Bridge
1476
WOD Bon Air Park
908
WOD Bon Air West
1562
WOD Columbia Pike
691
WOD East Falls Church
1123
Wilson WB bike lane
293

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
240
Ballston Connector
336
Bluemont Connector
261
CC Connector
482
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
307
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
1108
Key Bridge East
1915
Key Bridge West
1006
MVT Airport South
245
Roosevelt Bridge
139
TR Island Bridge
776
WOD Bon Air Park
716
WOD Bon Air West
601
WOD Columbia Pike
546
WOD East Falls Church
417

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8568667
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