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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
338
14th Street Bridge
671
Ballston Connector
90
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
223
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
231
Custis Rosslyn
480
Eads NB
38
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
59
Fairfax WB
73
Joyce St NB
12
Joyce St SB
2
Key Bridge East
466
Key Bridge West
137
Military NB bike lane
15
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
564
Quincy NB bike lane
51
Quincy SB bike lane
72
Roosevelt Bridge
198
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
306
WOD Bon Air West
468
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
263
14th Street Bridge
229
Ballston Connector
260
Bluemont Connector
459
CC Connector
186
Custis Bon Air Park
322
Custis Rosslyn
343
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
3
Joyce St SB
549
Key Bridge East
1035
Key Bridge West
267
MVT Airport South
164
Roosevelt Bridge
99
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
469
WOD Bon Air West
414

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
8768083