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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
68
14th Street Bridge
69
Ballston Connector
36
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
39
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
85
Eads NB
4
Eads SB
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
29
Fairfax WB
24
Joyce St NB
12
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
124
Key Bridge West
0
Military NB bike lane
4
Military SB bike lane
7
MVT Airport South
66
Quincy NB bike lane
12
Quincy SB bike lane
38
Roosevelt Bridge
26
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
44
WOD Bon Air Park
44
WOD Bon Air West
73
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
404
14th Street Bridge
48
Ballston Connector
338
Bluemont Connector
646
CC Connector
303
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
491
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
6
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1430
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
242
Roosevelt Bridge
89
TR Island Bridge
468
WOD Bon Air Park
774
WOD Bon Air West
687

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
110598