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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
924
14th Street Bridge
1385
Ballston Connector
221
Bluemont Connector
481
CC Connector
608
Clarendon EB bike lane
5
Custis Bon Air Park
878
Custis Rosslyn
989
Eads NB
67
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
160
Fairfax WB
189
Joyce St NB
51
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
758
Key Bridge West
426
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
47
MVT Airport South
1682
Quincy NB bike lane
116
Quincy SB bike lane
61
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1377
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1066
WOD Bon Air West
1179
Wilson WB bike lane
28

Peds counted

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110 Trail
788
14th Street Bridge
262
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
617
CC Connector
616
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
641
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1857
Key Bridge West
545
MVT Airport South
445
Roosevelt Bridge
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1137
WOD Bon Air West
1064

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
6152169