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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
515
14th Street Bridge
1213
Arlington Mill Trail
333
Ballston Connector
203
Bluemont Connector
0
CC Connector
496
Clarendon EB bike lane
100
Custis Bon Air Park
902
Custis Rosslyn
906
Eads NB
43
Eads SB
43
Fairfax EB bike lane
108
Fairfax WB
136
Joyce St NB
35
Joyce St SB
26
Key Bridge East
937
Key Bridge West
502
Military NB bike lane
31
Military SB bike lane
32
MVT Airport South
1878
Quincy NB bike lane
69
Quincy SB bike lane
60
Roosevelt Bridge
228
Rosslyn Bikeometer
295
TR Island Bridge
1057
WOD Bon Air Park
785
WOD Bon Air West
1668
WOD Columbia Pike
1075
Wilson WB bike lane
165

Peds counted

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110 Trail
694
14th Street Bridge
299
Arlington Mill Trail
547
Ballston Connector
84
Bluemont Connector
573
CC Connector
425
Custis Bon Air Park
674
Custis Rosslyn
444
Eads NB
0
Eads SB
0
Fairfax WB
0
Joyce St NB
57
Joyce St SB
71
Key Bridge East
1934
Key Bridge West
446
MVT Airport South
371
Roosevelt Bridge
189
TR Island Bridge
1014
WOD Bon Air Park
995
WOD Bon Air West
745
WOD Columbia Pike
1155

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1978706