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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
498
14th Street Bridge
1618
Arlington Mill Trail
264
Ballston Connector
223
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
486
Clarendon EB bike lane
22
Custis Bon Air Park
799
Custis Rosslyn
1073
Eads NB
39
Eads SB
59
Fairfax EB bike lane
125
Fairfax WB
159
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
921
Key Bridge West
558
Military NB bike lane
57
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
1640
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
318
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
906
WOD Bon Air Park
785
WOD Bon Air West
979
WOD Columbia Pike
935
Wilson WB bike lane
206

Peds counted

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110 Trail
694
14th Street Bridge
117
Arlington Mill Trail
568
Ballston Connector
296
Bluemont Connector
519
CC Connector
259
Custis Bon Air Park
447
Custis Rosslyn
454
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
52
Joyce St SB
45
Key Bridge East
1413
Key Bridge West
442
MVT Airport South
198
Roosevelt Bridge
1
TR Island Bridge
620
WOD Bon Air Park
685
WOD Bon Air West
682
WOD Columbia Pike
513

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2034826