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The Metro System

Photo: Metro train

Metrobus, Metrorail, MetroAccess

COVID-19 and Transit Service

The Metro system is the regional bus and rail public transit system in the Washington, DC area, operating in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Cities and counties in the area contribute to the cost of operation. The Metro System is administered by The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). WMATA is often referred to simply as "Metro."

Metrobus is the area's regional bus service and is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States. Metrobus has a fleet of more than 1500 buses operating on approximately 325 routes. Local jurisdictions also have their own local bus systems to supplement Metrobus.

Metrorail is the regional subway system, often referred to simply as "Metro." The Metrorail system comprises six color-coded lines: blue, green, orange, red, yellow and silver. The lines intersect at various points, making it possible for passengers to change trains and travel anywhere on the system. Service frequency varies according to day and time from a low of 15 minutes between trains on weekend evenings to a high of 3 minutes between trains in the peak of the rush hour period.

MetroAccess is Metro's curb-to-curb paratransit service, complementing Metrorail, Metrobus and local bus service for people with disabilities.  For paratransit service in Arlington, also see STAR-Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
68
14th Street Bridge
69
Ballston Connector
36
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
39
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
85
Eads NB
4
Eads SB
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
29
Fairfax WB
24
Joyce St NB
12
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
124
Key Bridge West
0
Military NB bike lane
4
Military SB bike lane
7
MVT Airport South
66
Quincy NB bike lane
12
Quincy SB bike lane
38
Roosevelt Bridge
26
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
44
WOD Bon Air Park
44
WOD Bon Air West
73
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
404
14th Street Bridge
48
Ballston Connector
338
Bluemont Connector
646
CC Connector
303
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
491
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
6
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1430
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
242
Roosevelt Bridge
89
TR Island Bridge
468
WOD Bon Air Park
774
WOD Bon Air West
687

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
110598