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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
240
14th Street Bridge
729
Arlington Mill Trail
114
Ballston Connector
130
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
262
Clarendon EB bike lane
80
Custis Bon Air Park
437
Custis Rosslyn
578
Eads NB
45
Eads SB
40
Fairfax EB bike lane
63
Fairfax WB
85
Joyce St NB
7
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
627
Key Bridge West
351
Military NB bike lane
34
Military SB bike lane
24
MVT Airport South
711
Quincy NB bike lane
59
Quincy SB bike lane
54
Roosevelt Bridge
147
Rosslyn Bikeometer
547
TR Island Bridge
435
WOD Bon Air Park
440
WOD Bon Air West
702
WOD Columbia Pike
445
Wilson WB bike lane
126

Peds counted

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110 Trail
827
14th Street Bridge
176
Arlington Mill Trail
816
Ballston Connector
21
Bluemont Connector
798
CC Connector
359
Custis Bon Air Park
580
Custis Rosslyn
616
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
107
Key Bridge East
1923
Key Bridge West
622
MVT Airport South
354
Roosevelt Bridge
154
TR Island Bridge
833
WOD Bon Air Park
840
WOD Bon Air West
1022
WOD Columbia Pike
613

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4921353