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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
309
14th Street Bridge
852
Arlington Mill Trail
186
Ballston Connector
124
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
243
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
642
Custis Rosslyn
666
Eads NB
30
Eads SB
20
Fairfax EB bike lane
98
Fairfax WB
94
Joyce St NB
49
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
711
Key Bridge West
345
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
10
MVT Airport South
1126
Quincy NB bike lane
63
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
185
Rosslyn Bikeometer
697
TR Island Bridge
705
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
901
Wilson WB bike lane
138

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
188
Arlington Mill Trail
1166
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
788
CC Connector
211
Custis Bon Air Park
418
Custis Rosslyn
412
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
102
Joyce St SB
3
Key Bridge East
1395
Key Bridge West
438
MVT Airport South
189
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
600
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
324

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
344880