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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
719
14th Street Bridge
2145
Arlington Mill Trail
313
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
347
CC Connector
752
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1027
Custis Rosslyn
1303
Eads NB
114
Eads SB
131
Fairfax EB bike lane
140
Fairfax WB
165
Joyce St NB
76
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1080
Key Bridge West
721
Military NB bike lane
47
Military SB bike lane
51
MVT Airport South
1958
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
119
Roosevelt Bridge
423
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1228
TR Island Bridge
1035
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
764
Wilson WB bike lane
235

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
545
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
764
Ballston Connector
1539
Bluemont Connector
1387
CC Connector
787
Custis Bon Air Park
847
Custis Rosslyn
659
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2495
Key Bridge West
837
MVT Airport South
498
Roosevelt Bridge
4
TR Island Bridge
1328
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
607

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1544033