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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
749
14th Street Bridge
1176
Ballston Connector
227
Bluemont Connector
426
CC Connector
511
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
792
Custis Rosslyn
883
Eads NB
58
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
146
Fairfax WB
168
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
4
Key Bridge East
847
Key Bridge West
497
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
107
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
187
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
842
WOD Bon Air West
949
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
561
14th Street Bridge
565
Ballston Connector
509
Bluemont Connector
595
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
740
Custis Rosslyn
605
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
7
Joyce St SB
547
Key Bridge East
1858
Key Bridge West
663
MVT Airport South
390
Roosevelt Bridge
170
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1096
WOD Bon Air West
828

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7735564