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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
515
14th Street Bridge
631
Arlington Mill Trail
106
Ballston Connector
95
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
193
Clarendon EB bike lane
4
Custis Bon Air Park
256
Custis Rosslyn
419
Eads NB
35
Eads SB
14
Fairfax EB bike lane
69
Fairfax WB
76
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
34
Key Bridge East
486
Key Bridge West
341
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
573
Quincy NB bike lane
53
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
142
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
356
WOD Bon Air Park
230
WOD Bon Air West
219
WOD Columbia Pike
276
Wilson WB bike lane
113

Peds counted

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110 Trail
694
14th Street Bridge
184
Arlington Mill Trail
837
Ballston Connector
384
Bluemont Connector
728
CC Connector
345
Custis Bon Air Park
585
Custis Rosslyn
575
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
59
Joyce St SB
83
Key Bridge East
1569
Key Bridge West
474
MVT Airport South
306
Roosevelt Bridge
3
TR Island Bridge
1014
WOD Bon Air Park
959
WOD Bon Air West
794
WOD Columbia Pike
660

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2009449