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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
603
14th Street Bridge
1490
Arlington Mill Trail
340
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
126
CC Connector
777
Clarendon EB bike lane
195
Custis Bon Air Park
969
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
185
Joyce St NB
22
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
1064
Key Bridge West
720
Military NB bike lane
32
Military SB bike lane
0
MVT Airport South
1978
Quincy NB bike lane
85
Quincy SB bike lane
70
Roosevelt Bridge
0
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1345
TR Island Bridge
1246
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
1296
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
912
Wilson WB bike lane
267

Peds counted

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110 Trail
607
14th Street Bridge
232
Arlington Mill Trail
617
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
259
CC Connector
553
Custis Bon Air Park
623
Custis Rosslyn
1078
Joyce St NB
21
Joyce St SB
4287
Key Bridge East
2528
Key Bridge West
887
MVT Airport South
279
Roosevelt Bridge
255
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
50
WOD Bon Air West
813
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
618

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4676580