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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

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110 Trail
189
14th Street Bridge
749
Arlington Mill Trail
67
Ballston Connector
130
Bluemont Connector
90
CC Connector
206
Clarendon EB bike lane
1
Custis Bon Air Park
296
Custis Rosslyn
480
Eads NB
17
Eads SB
35
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Fairfax WB
72
Joyce St NB
56
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
454
Key Bridge West
348
Military NB bike lane
12
Military SB bike lane
7
MVT Airport South
573
Quincy NB bike lane
44
Quincy SB bike lane
34
Roosevelt Bridge
166
Rosslyn Bikeometer
456
TR Island Bridge
333
WOD Bon Air Park
376
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
234
Wilson WB bike lane
109

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
71
Arlington Mill Trail
597
Ballston Connector
21
Bluemont Connector
535
CC Connector
132
Custis Bon Air Park
239
Custis Rosslyn
275
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
5
Key Bridge East
1827
Key Bridge West
406
MVT Airport South
153
Roosevelt Bridge
86
TR Island Bridge
246
WOD Bon Air Park
448
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
291

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5997649