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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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110 Trail
749
14th Street Bridge
1176
Ballston Connector
227
Bluemont Connector
426
CC Connector
511
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
792
Custis Rosslyn
883
Eads NB
58
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
146
Fairfax WB
168
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
4
Key Bridge East
847
Key Bridge West
497
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
107
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
187
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
842
WOD Bon Air West
949
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
561
14th Street Bridge
565
Ballston Connector
509
Bluemont Connector
595
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
740
Custis Rosslyn
605
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
7
Joyce St SB
547
Key Bridge East
1858
Key Bridge West
663
MVT Airport South
390
Roosevelt Bridge
170
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1096
WOD Bon Air West
828

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7735564