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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. The combined average weekday ridership approaches 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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110 Trail
461
14th Street Bridge
694
Ballston Connector
117
Bluemont Connector
224
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
588
Eads NB
32
Eads SB
60
Fairfax EB bike lane
63
Fairfax WB
89
Joyce St NB
29
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
289
Military NB bike lane
51
Military SB bike lane
31
MVT Airport South
890
Quincy NB bike lane
32
Quincy SB bike lane
51
Roosevelt Bridge
151
Rosslyn Bikeometer
443
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
619
WOD Bon Air West
774
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
522
14th Street Bridge
168
Ballston Connector
3116
Bluemont Connector
477
CC Connector
372
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
582
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
54
Joyce St SB
75
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
53283
MVT Airport South
309
Roosevelt Bridge
124
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
780
WOD Bon Air West
704

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
858929