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.

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.

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.

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. One-day, three-day, 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.

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.

OmniLink- PRTC Bus Service
Local bus service offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), serving Dale City, Dumfries, Manassas, Manassas Park, Quantico, and Woodbridge. PRTC also offers commuter bus services.

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

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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
190
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
170
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
89
CC Connector
232
Clarendon EB bike lane
102
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
445
Fairfax EB bike lane
60
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
476
Key Bridge West
309
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
14
MVT Airport South
676
Quincy NB bike lane
43
Quincy SB bike lane
34
Roosevelt Bridge
116
Rosslyn Bikeometer
399
TR Island Bridge
465
WOD Bon Air Park
513
WOD Bon Air West
627
WOD Columbia Pike
948
WOD East Falls Church
479
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
909
14th Street Bridge
358
Arlington Mill Trail
918
Ballston Connector
471
Bluemont Connector
291
CC Connector
827
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
592
Joyce St NB
93
Joyce St SB
122
Key Bridge East
2700
Key Bridge West
1132
MVT Airport South
709
Roosevelt Bridge
178
TR Island Bridge
1517
WOD Bon Air Park
882
WOD Bon Air West
1154
WOD Columbia Pike
810
WOD East Falls Church
692

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1275516
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