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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
431
14th Street Bridge
1222
Arlington Mill Trail
230
Ballston Connector
189
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
446
Clarendon EB bike lane
64
Custis Bon Air Park
919
Custis Rosslyn
410
Eads NB
39
Eads SB
35
Fairfax EB bike lane
104
Fairfax WB
134
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
858
Key Bridge West
439
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
1848
Quincy NB bike lane
79
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
231
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
947
WOD Bon Air Park
823
WOD Bon Air West
1373
WOD Columbia Pike
1226
Wilson WB bike lane
193

Peds counted

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110 Trail
525
14th Street Bridge
104
Arlington Mill Trail
319
Ballston Connector
1
Bluemont Connector
478
CC Connector
361
Custis Bon Air Park
445
Custis Rosslyn
993
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
69
Key Bridge East
1814
Key Bridge West
359
MVT Airport South
253
Roosevelt Bridge
49
TR Island Bridge
584
WOD Bon Air Park
741
WOD Bon Air West
751
WOD Columbia Pike
492

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2947527