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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
749
14th Street Bridge
1176
Ballston Connector
227
Bluemont Connector
426
CC Connector
511
Clarendon EB bike lane
25
Custis Bon Air Park
792
Custis Rosslyn
883
Eads NB
58
Eads SB
54
Fairfax EB bike lane
146
Fairfax WB
168
Joyce St NB
41
Joyce St SB
4
Key Bridge East
847
Key Bridge West
497
Military NB bike lane
41
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
1496
Quincy NB bike lane
107
Quincy SB bike lane
88
Roosevelt Bridge
187
Rosslyn Bikeometer
802
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
842
WOD Bon Air West
949
Wilson WB bike lane
139

Peds counted

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110 Trail
561
14th Street Bridge
565
Ballston Connector
509
Bluemont Connector
595
CC Connector
383
Custis Bon Air Park
740
Custis Rosslyn
605
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
7
Joyce St SB
547
Key Bridge East
1858
Key Bridge West
663
MVT Airport South
390
Roosevelt Bridge
170
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1096
WOD Bon Air West
828

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7735564