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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
442
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
239
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
221
CC Connector
447
Clarendon EB bike lane
217
Custis Bon Air Park
841
Custis Rosslyn
924
Eads NB
43
Eads SB
70
Fairfax EB bike lane
106
Fairfax WB
131
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
986
Key Bridge West
561
Military NB bike lane
21
Military SB bike lane
11
MVT Airport South
1876
Quincy NB bike lane
86
Quincy SB bike lane
71
Roosevelt Bridge
261
Rosslyn Bikeometer
893
TR Island Bridge
861
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1059
Wilson WB bike lane
203

Peds counted

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110 Trail
473
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
295
Ballston Connector
458
Bluemont Connector
631
CC Connector
199
Custis Bon Air Park
241
Custis Rosslyn
251
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1495
Key Bridge West
380
MVT Airport South
221
Roosevelt Bridge
113
TR Island Bridge
590
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
364

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
3361506