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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. In normal times, 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. Currently, more than half of the railcar fleet is out of service, due to a derailment, and wait times are longer.

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
478
14th Street Bridge
486
Arlington Mill Trail
143
Ballston Connector
107
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
200
Clarendon EB bike lane
40
Custis Bon Air Park
306
Custis Rosslyn
347
Eads NB
25
Eads SB
28
Fairfax EB bike lane
44
Fairfax WB
72
Joyce St NB
19
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
471
Key Bridge West
251
Military NB bike lane
11
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
513
Quincy NB bike lane
36
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
70
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
301
WOD Bon Air Park
739
WOD Bon Air West
466
WOD Columbia Pike
442
Wilson WB bike lane
99

Peds counted

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110 Trail
569
14th Street Bridge
146
Arlington Mill Trail
686
Ballston Connector
326
Bluemont Connector
723
CC Connector
311
Custis Bon Air Park
586
Custis Rosslyn
507
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
90
Key Bridge East
1773
Key Bridge West
435
MVT Airport South
433
Roosevelt Bridge
1
TR Island Bridge
897
WOD Bon Air Park
939
WOD Bon Air West
880
WOD Columbia Pike
522

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2073978