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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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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
172
14th Street Bridge
621
Arlington Mill Trail
106
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
143
CC Connector
188
Clarendon EB bike lane
115
Custis Bon Air Park
379
Custis Rosslyn
418
Eads NB
35
Eads SB
26
Fairfax EB bike lane
63
Fairfax WB
62
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
456
Key Bridge West
120
Military NB bike lane
14
Military SB bike lane
16
MVT Airport South
728
Quincy NB bike lane
36
Quincy SB bike lane
43
Roosevelt Bridge
104
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
359
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
389
Wilson WB bike lane
105

Peds counted

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110 Trail
465
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
1422
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
1176
CC Connector
442
Custis Bon Air Park
561
Custis Rosslyn
562
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1483
Key Bridge West
304
MVT Airport South
422
Roosevelt Bridge
203
TR Island Bridge
1251
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
515

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
645195