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.

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.

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.

VanGO
Charles County, Maryland's public transportation service.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
660
14th Street Bridge
2396
Arlington Mill Trail
333
Ballston Connector
294
Bluemont Connector
261
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
228
Custis Bon Air Park
1068
Custis Rosslyn
1729
Fairfax EB bike lane
176
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1293
Key Bridge West
912
Military NB bike lane
39
Military SB bike lane
47
MVT Airport South
2161
Quincy NB bike lane
113
Quincy SB bike lane
110
Roosevelt Bridge
641
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1561
TR Island Bridge
1705
WOD Bon Air Park
764
WOD Bon Air West
1496
WOD Columbia Pike
643
WOD East Falls Church
1150
Wilson WB bike lane
273

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
650
14th Street Bridge
258
Arlington Mill Trail
611
Ballston Connector
394
Bluemont Connector
383
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
504
Custis Rosslyn
466
Joyce St NB
96
Joyce St SB
110
Key Bridge East
2391
Key Bridge West
1147
MVT Airport South
350
Roosevelt Bridge
163
TR Island Bridge
1864
WOD Bon Air Park
718
WOD Bon Air West
676
WOD Columbia Pike
472
WOD East Falls Church
443

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
8091672
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