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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
189
14th Street Bridge
749
Arlington Mill Trail
67
Ballston Connector
130
Bluemont Connector
90
CC Connector
206
Clarendon EB bike lane
1
Custis Bon Air Park
296
Custis Rosslyn
480
Eads NB
17
Eads SB
35
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Fairfax WB
72
Joyce St NB
56
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
454
Key Bridge West
348
Military NB bike lane
12
Military SB bike lane
7
MVT Airport South
573
Quincy NB bike lane
44
Quincy SB bike lane
34
Roosevelt Bridge
166
Rosslyn Bikeometer
456
TR Island Bridge
333
WOD Bon Air Park
376
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
234
Wilson WB bike lane
109

Peds counted

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110 Trail
0
14th Street Bridge
71
Arlington Mill Trail
597
Ballston Connector
21
Bluemont Connector
535
CC Connector
132
Custis Bon Air Park
239
Custis Rosslyn
275
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
63
Joyce St SB
5
Key Bridge East
1827
Key Bridge West
406
MVT Airport South
153
Roosevelt Bridge
86
TR Island Bridge
246
WOD Bon Air Park
448
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
291

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5997649