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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
1160
14th Street Bridge
1714
Ballston Connector
304
Bluemont Connector
729
CC Connector
736
Clarendon EB bike lane
39
Custis Bon Air Park
573
Custis Rosslyn
1339
Eads NB
69
Eads SB
108
Fairfax EB bike lane
155
Fairfax WB
239
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
23
Key Bridge East
1163
Key Bridge West
566
Military NB bike lane
98
Military SB bike lane
75
MVT Airport South
2633
Quincy NB bike lane
124
Quincy SB bike lane
73
Roosevelt Bridge
377
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1159
TR Island Bridge
1465
WOD Bon Air Park
1603
WOD Bon Air West
2072
Wilson WB bike lane
222

Peds counted

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110 Trail
634
14th Street Bridge
131
Ballston Connector
334
Bluemont Connector
440
CC Connector
510
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
514
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
164
Joyce St SB
85
Key Bridge East
1141
Key Bridge West
457
MVT Airport South
411
Roosevelt Bridge
131
TR Island Bridge
957
WOD Bon Air Park
867
WOD Bon Air West
766

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4643096