Skip to Main Content

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

View Counter Data
110 Trail
172
14th Street Bridge
621
Arlington Mill Trail
106
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
143
CC Connector
188
Clarendon EB bike lane
115
Custis Bon Air Park
379
Custis Rosslyn
418
Eads NB
35
Eads SB
26
Fairfax EB bike lane
63
Fairfax WB
62
Joyce St NB
23
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
456
Key Bridge West
120
Military NB bike lane
14
Military SB bike lane
16
MVT Airport South
728
Quincy NB bike lane
36
Quincy SB bike lane
43
Roosevelt Bridge
104
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
359
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
389
Wilson WB bike lane
105

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
465
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
1422
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
1176
CC Connector
442
Custis Bon Air Park
561
Custis Rosslyn
562
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1483
Key Bridge West
304
MVT Airport South
422
Roosevelt Bridge
203
TR Island Bridge
1251
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
515

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
645195