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Local Bus Systems

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Local bus systems, listed below, extend public transportation into more neighborhoods than are served by Metrorail, Metrobus, or long-haul services such as MARC, VRE, and commuter buses.

The bus systems listed below are operated by local jurisdictions. In the close-in suburbs of Washington, DC, these local bus systems supplement Metrobus, the area's regional bus system.

ART-Arlington Transit
ART operates within Arlington County, providing access to Metrorail and supplementing Metrobus with smaller, neighborhood-friendly vehicles. SmarTrip® accepted.

CUE-Fairfax City
The Cue Bus runs seven days a week within the City of Fairfax. It also services the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station and George Mason University. SmarTrip® accepted.

DASH-Alexandria
The Alexandria Transit Company's DASH system operates within the City of Alexandria and connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and the Fairfax Connector. DASH serves all Metrorail stations within the City of Alexandria and the Pentagon during morning and evening peak periods. SmarTrip® accepted.

DC Circulator
Designed to take you to Washington's cultural, shopping, dining, and business destinations. The Circulator provides frequent service on several routes, and only costs $1.00 or $.50 for senior/disabled. SmarTrip® accepted.

Fairfax Connector
The Fairfax Connector bus system runs seven days a week with service throughout Fairfax County and to Metrorail Stations on the Orange, Blue, Yellow and Silver lines, including the Pentagon. SmarTrip® accepted.

King Street Trolley-Alexandria
Free service between the King Street Metro station in Alexandria and Alexandria's Potomac River waterfront.

Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)
Bus, light rail, and subway services in Maryland. SmarTrip® accepted. MTA issues an electronic farecard called "CharmCard®" which also works on systems that accept SmarTrip®. MTA also operates commuter buses and MARC commuter rail; these systems do not accept SmarTrip or CharmCard.

PRTC OmniRide
Local and commuter bus service offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). Local routes serve Dale City, Dumfries, Manassas, Manassas Park, Quantico, and Woodbridge. SmarTrip® accepted.

Ride On
Montgomery County, MD local bus service. SmarTrip® accepted.

RTA - Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland
Fixed-route and paratransit service for Howard County, Anne Arundel County, City of Laurel, and northern Prince George's County.

TheBus
28 routes operating throughout Prince Georges County, Monday through Friday. No service weekends and major holidays. SmarTrip® accepted.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
515
14th Street Bridge
631
Arlington Mill Trail
106
Ballston Connector
95
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
193
Clarendon EB bike lane
4
Custis Bon Air Park
256
Custis Rosslyn
419
Eads NB
35
Eads SB
14
Fairfax EB bike lane
69
Fairfax WB
76
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
486
Key Bridge West
341
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
573
Quincy NB bike lane
53
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
142
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
356
WOD Bon Air Park
230
WOD Bon Air West
219
WOD Columbia Pike
276
Wilson WB bike lane
113

Peds counted

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110 Trail
694
14th Street Bridge
184
Arlington Mill Trail
837
Ballston Connector
384
Bluemont Connector
728
CC Connector
345
Custis Bon Air Park
585
Custis Rosslyn
575
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
83
Key Bridge East
1569
Key Bridge West
474
MVT Airport South
306
Roosevelt Bridge
3
TR Island Bridge
1014
WOD Bon Air Park
959
WOD Bon Air West
794
WOD Columbia Pike
660

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2009449