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The Metro System

Metrobus, Metrorail, MetroAccess

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 the fifth largest bus system in the United States, with a fleet of over 1450 buses operating on approximately 350 routes. Local jurisdictions also have their own local bus systems to supplement Metrobus. Arlington is served by these Metrobus routes.

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. Learn more about MetroAccess. In Arlington, also see STAR-Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents for paratransit service.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
600
14th Street Bridge
2469
Arlington Mill Trail
397
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
253
CC Connector
124
Clarendon EB bike lane
54
Custis Bon Air Park
1182
Custis Rosslyn
333
Fairfax EB bike lane
184
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1131
Key Bridge West
785
Military NB bike lane
34
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
0
Quincy NB bike lane
0
Quincy SB bike lane
94
Roosevelt Bridge
556
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1599
TR Island Bridge
1470
WOD Bon Air Park
852
WOD Bon Air West
1632
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1180
Wilson WB bike lane
143

Peds counted

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110 Trail
613
14th Street Bridge
135
Arlington Mill Trail
401
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
221
CC Connector
268
Custis Bon Air Park
403
Custis Rosslyn
397
Joyce St NB
46
Joyce St SB
67
Key Bridge East
1429
Key Bridge West
688
MVT Airport South
0
Roosevelt Bridge
84
TR Island Bridge
771
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
445
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
287

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1222318