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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
522
14th Street Bridge
1479
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
272
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
548
Clarendon EB bike lane
161
Custis Bon Air Park
848
Custis Rosslyn
410
Eads NB
61
Eads SB
67
Fairfax EB bike lane
139
Fairfax WB
179
Joyce St NB
36
Joyce St SB
44
Key Bridge East
996
Key Bridge West
465
Military NB bike lane
38
Military SB bike lane
37
MVT Airport South
1522
Quincy NB bike lane
101
Quincy SB bike lane
97
Roosevelt Bridge
326
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1060
TR Island Bridge
943
WOD Bon Air Park
953
WOD Bon Air West
1173
WOD Columbia Pike
1090
Wilson WB bike lane
224

Peds counted

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110 Trail
1483
14th Street Bridge
258
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
13
Bluemont Connector
885
CC Connector
280
Custis Bon Air Park
634
Custis Rosslyn
993
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
52
Joyce St SB
89
Key Bridge East
2485
Key Bridge West
488
MVT Airport South
350
Roosevelt Bridge
148
TR Island Bridge
1047
WOD Bon Air Park
1041
WOD Bon Air West
1161
WOD Columbia Pike
941

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3909074