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The Metro System

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
0
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
317
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
567
Clarendon EB bike lane
0
Custis Bon Air Park
1129
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
140
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
941
Key Bridge West
446
Military NB bike lane
95
Military SB bike lane
56
MVT Airport South
2344
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
41
Roosevelt Bridge
252
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1152
TR Island Bridge
1320
WOD Bon Air Park
1688
WOD Bon Air West
1935
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
0

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
0
Ballston Connector
826
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
845
Custis Bon Air Park
0
Custis Rosslyn
0
Joyce St NB
108
Joyce St SB
180
Key Bridge East
1701
Key Bridge West
719
MVT Airport South
785
Roosevelt Bridge
264
TR Island Bridge
1726
WOD Bon Air Park
1213
WOD Bon Air West
1224
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2482416