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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
792
14th Street Bridge
606
Ballston Connector
231
Bluemont Connector
516
CC Connector
530
Clarendon EB bike lane
70
Custis Bon Air Park
653
Custis Rosslyn
966
Eads NB
40
Eads SB
72
Fairfax EB bike lane
133
Fairfax WB
152
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
472
Military NB bike lane
27
Military SB bike lane
49
MVT Airport South
1699
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
213
Rosslyn Bikeometer
834
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1091
WOD Bon Air West
1400
Wilson WB bike lane
75

Peds counted

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110 Trail
593
14th Street Bridge
150
Ballston Connector
83
Bluemont Connector
559
CC Connector
472
Custis Bon Air Park
598
Custis Rosslyn
604
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
48
Joyce St SB
117
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
489
MVT Airport South
352
Roosevelt Bridge
141
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
837
WOD Bon Air West
775

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4713812