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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
333
14th Street Bridge
1511
Ballston Connector
91
Bluemont Connector
203
CC Connector
200
Clarendon EB bike lane
38
Custis Bon Air Park
653
Custis Rosslyn
465
Eads NB
36
Eads SB
48
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Fairfax WB
76
Joyce St NB
33
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
237
Military NB bike lane
33
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
557
Quincy NB bike lane
56
Quincy SB bike lane
90
Roosevelt Bridge
100
Rosslyn Bikeometer
346
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
408
WOD Bon Air West
426
Wilson WB bike lane
20

Peds counted

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110 Trail
854
14th Street Bridge
296
Ballston Connector
1046
Bluemont Connector
806
CC Connector
742
Custis Bon Air Park
598
Custis Rosslyn
866
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
78
Joyce St SB
172
Key Bridge East
0
Key Bridge West
16582
MVT Airport South
590
Roosevelt Bridge
5
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1023
WOD Bon Air West
1124

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
4058967