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Commuter Rail - MARC & VRE

COVID-19 and Transit Service


The Washington, DC area has two commuter rail services: VRE - Virginia Railway Express and MARC - Maryland Area Regional Commuter. Pre-pandemic, the combined average weekday ridership approached 60,000 passengers; about 40,000 each day for MARC and about 20,000 each day for VRE.

VRE operates Monday through Friday 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). More information at vre.org.

MARC provides service between Union Station in Washington, DC and stations in Maryland, along three lines, the Penn, Camden, and Brunswick lines. All three lines operate Monday through Friday, the Penn Line also provides service on weekends. 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. More information at mta.maryland.gov/marc-train.

SmartBenefits® and Commuter Rail

VRE and MARC do not accept SmarTrip®, but 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 choose to 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.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
576
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
348
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
328
CC Connector
590
Clarendon EB bike lane
171
Custis Bon Air Park
1146
Custis Rosslyn
1177
Eads NB
59
Eads SB
81
Fairfax EB bike lane
127
Fairfax WB
144
Joyce St NB
60
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1205
Key Bridge West
581
Military NB bike lane
49
Military SB bike lane
9
MVT Airport South
2465
Quincy NB bike lane
96
Quincy SB bike lane
91
Roosevelt Bridge
312
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1188
TR Island Bridge
1201
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1591
Wilson WB bike lane
194

Peds counted

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110 Trail
734
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
648
Ballston Connector
758
Bluemont Connector
1205
CC Connector
675
Custis Bon Air Park
843
Custis Rosslyn
657
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
75
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
3250
Key Bridge West
641
MVT Airport South
593
Roosevelt Bridge
351
TR Island Bridge
2189
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
760

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2857116