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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.

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED)
FRED provides safe, dependable, efficient, and affordable public transportation in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area.

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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Bikes counted

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110 Trail
825
14th Street Bridge
960
Ballston Connector
264
Bluemont Connector
440
CC Connector
503
Clarendon EB bike lane
70
Custis Bon Air Park
653
Custis Rosslyn
871
Eads NB
44
Eads SB
90
Fairfax EB bike lane
131
Fairfax WB
139
Joyce St NB
43
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
401
Military NB bike lane
27
Military SB bike lane
58
MVT Airport South
1514
Quincy NB bike lane
101
Quincy SB bike lane
80
Roosevelt Bridge
180
Rosslyn Bikeometer
715
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
851
WOD Bon Air West
1148
Wilson WB bike lane
75

Peds counted

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110 Trail
761
14th Street Bridge
286
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
692
CC Connector
520
Custis Bon Air Park
598
Custis Rosslyn
756
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
119
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
619
MVT Airport South
449
Roosevelt Bridge
7
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1131
WOD Bon Air West
937

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
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