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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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Bikes counted

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110 Trail
1481
14th Street Bridge
1865
Ballston Connector
307
Bluemont Connector
545
CC Connector
1148
Clarendon EB bike lane
22
Custis Bon Air Park
1118
Custis Rosslyn
1543
Eads NB
64
Eads SB
98
Fairfax EB bike lane
160
Fairfax WB
194
Joyce St NB
99
Joyce St SB
44
Key Bridge East
1717
Key Bridge West
633
Military NB bike lane
93
Military SB bike lane
36
MVT Airport South
3670
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
25
Roosevelt Bridge
786
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1590
TR Island Bridge
2446
WOD Bon Air Park
1615
WOD Bon Air West
1978
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

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110 Trail
698
14th Street Bridge
417
Ballston Connector
195
Bluemont Connector
359
CC Connector
313
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
521
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
278
Joyce St SB
165
Key Bridge East
1716
Key Bridge West
540
MVT Airport South
476
Roosevelt Bridge
88
TR Island Bridge
877
WOD Bon Air Park
886
WOD Bon Air West
957

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3865273