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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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Bikes counted

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110 Trail
170
14th Street Bridge
283
Ballston Connector
36
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
102
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
192
Custis Rosslyn
235
Eads NB
30
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
31
Fairfax WB
43
Joyce St NB
12
Joyce St SB
2
Key Bridge East
331
Key Bridge West
137
Military NB bike lane
23
Military SB bike lane
15
MVT Airport South
370
Quincy NB bike lane
15
Quincy SB bike lane
34
Roosevelt Bridge
51
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
289
WOD Bon Air West
352
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
209
14th Street Bridge
74
Ballston Connector
182
Bluemont Connector
228
CC Connector
164
Custis Bon Air Park
254
Custis Rosslyn
291
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
3
Joyce St SB
549
Key Bridge East
992
Key Bridge West
267
MVT Airport South
126
Roosevelt Bridge
107
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
375
WOD Bon Air West
330

All counters, YTD

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