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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. 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.  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
632
14th Street Bridge
1046
Ballston Connector
192
Bluemont Connector
240
CC Connector
437
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
563
Custis Rosslyn
782
Eads NB
50
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
117
Fairfax WB
142
Joyce St NB
25
Joyce St SB
5
Key Bridge East
768
Key Bridge West
498
Military NB bike lane
34
Military SB bike lane
33
MVT Airport South
1067
Quincy NB bike lane
70
Quincy SB bike lane
85
Roosevelt Bridge
314
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
666
WOD Bon Air West
873
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
415
14th Street Bridge
483
Ballston Connector
379
Bluemont Connector
511
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
494
Custis Rosslyn
510
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
17
Joyce St SB
1195
Key Bridge East
1341
Key Bridge West
532
MVT Airport South
320
Roosevelt Bridge
128
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
702
WOD Bon Air West
739

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7926061