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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
873
14th Street Bridge
1275
Ballston Connector
201
Bluemont Connector
437
CC Connector
630
Clarendon EB bike lane
9
Custis Bon Air Park
878
Custis Rosslyn
1148
Eads NB
18
Eads SB
50
Fairfax EB bike lane
100
Fairfax WB
147
Joyce St NB
51
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1004
Key Bridge West
522
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
22
MVT Airport South
2441
Quincy NB bike lane
74
Quincy SB bike lane
45
Roosevelt Bridge
303
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1043
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1479
WOD Bon Air West
1823
Wilson WB bike lane
24

Peds counted

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110 Trail
719
14th Street Bridge
343
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
392
CC Connector
510
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
489
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
154
Joyce St SB
106
Key Bridge East
2098
Key Bridge West
799
MVT Airport South
489
Roosevelt Bridge
234
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1077
WOD Bon Air West
941

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
5439219