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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
333
14th Street Bridge
1511
Ballston Connector
91
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
200
Clarendon EB bike lane
38
Custis Bon Air Park
653
Custis Rosslyn
465
Eads NB
36
Eads SB
48
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Fairfax WB
76
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
237
Military NB bike lane
33
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
557
Quincy NB bike lane
56
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
100
Rosslyn Bikeometer
346
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
408
WOD Bon Air West
426
Wilson WB bike lane
20

Peds counted

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110 Trail
854
14th Street Bridge
296
Ballston Connector
1046
Bluemont Connector
806
CC Connector
742
Custis Bon Air Park
598
Custis Rosslyn
866
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
78
Joyce St SB
172
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
16582
MVT Airport South
590
Roosevelt Bridge
5
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1023
WOD Bon Air West
1124

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4058967