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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
545
14th Street Bridge
1290
Arlington Mill Trail
306
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
349
CC Connector
729
Clarendon EB bike lane
197
Custis Bon Air Park
1147
Custis Rosslyn
1118
Eads NB
76
Eads SB
118
Fairfax EB bike lane
141
Fairfax WB
151
Joyce St NB
89
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1218
Key Bridge West
606
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
9
MVT Airport South
2238
Quincy NB bike lane
102
Quincy SB bike lane
102
Roosevelt Bridge
346
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1127
TR Island Bridge
1184
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
1487
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

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110 Trail
362
14th Street Bridge
0
Arlington Mill Trail
350
Ballston Connector
774
Bluemont Connector
1028
CC Connector
431
Custis Bon Air Park
571
Custis Rosslyn
503
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
0
Key Bridge East
1944
Key Bridge West
443
MVT Airport South
271
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
944
WOD Bon Air Park
0
WOD Bon Air West
0
WOD Columbia Pike
684

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
2921699