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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
373
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
199
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
217
CC Connector
406
Clarendon EB bike lane
165
Custis Bon Air Park
817
Custis Rosslyn
845
Eads NB
50
Eads SB
69
Fairfax EB bike lane
97
Fairfax WB
98
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
912
Key Bridge West
535
Military NB bike lane
20
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
1562
Quincy NB bike lane
69
Quincy SB bike lane
58
Roosevelt Bridge
204
Rosslyn Bikeometer
891
TR Island Bridge
822
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1037
Wilson WB bike lane
180

Peds counted

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110 Trail
681
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
307
Ballston Connector
518
Bluemont Connector
695
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
299
Custis Rosslyn
522
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
56
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
2874
Key Bridge West
486
MVT Airport South
620
Roosevelt Bridge
204
TR Island Bridge
1520
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
501

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3381114