4 Easy Steps to Start Riding Transit

1. Find Your Bus or Train

Step outside anywhere in Arlington County, and there’s a good chance you’ll find a bus or Metrorail line nearby. If you see a stop near you, note its route number, letter or line color. Or download the Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map (PDF, 5.2 MB, Adobe Reader required.)

2. Check the Time

There are lots of places to find out what time you can catch a bus or train – information posted at bus stops, printed schedules at any Commuter Store, Metro's Trip Planner, CommuterPage.com online schedules, CommuterPage.com Mobile Services, Arlington Transit's Rider Tools, or by phone at 703-228-RIDE (7433). Since traffic can affect bus schedules, try to get to your stop five to ten minutes ahead of time.

METRO’S TRIP PLANNER: To find the train or bus you need, just visit Metro's Trip Planner – type in your starting and ending addresses, and it’ll show you exactly how to get there.

ONLINE SCHEDULES: CommuterPage.com offers online schedules for all Northern Virginia transit systems, including Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and local bus services like ART, CUE, DASH, Fairfax Connector, Loudoun County Transit, and PRTC OmniRide and OmniLink.

SCHEDULES FOR MOBILE DEVICES: Transit schedules and other tools for mobile devices are available at CommuterPage.com/mobile.

ART RIDER TOOLS: Visit ART's Rider Tools page for links to many of the tools already mentioned, and also ART RealTime arrival information, Point-to-Point, Facebook apps, Google Gadgets, and more tools for smartphones.

3. Go to Your Stop

All ART, Metrobus and Metrorail stops are clearly marked with distinctive signage. Find one of these signs, and you’ve just found a stop:

Photo: ART bus stop sign Photo: Metrobus bus stop sign Photo: Metrorail station sign
ART Metrobus Metrorail

4. Climb Aboard

When a bus or train arrives, check its line number and route name to make sure it’s the one you want.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
764
14th Street Bridge
2102
Arlington Mill Trail
589
Ballston Connector
325
Bluemont Connector
241
CC Connector
932
Clarendon EB bike lane
239
Custis Bon Air Park
1419
Custis Rosslyn
1659
Fairfax EB bike lane
190
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
30
Key Bridge East
1610
Key Bridge West
650
Military NB bike lane
68
Military SB bike lane
45
Quincy NB bike lane
129
Quincy SB bike lane
115
Roosevelt Bridge
407
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1643
TR Island Bridge
2101
WOD Bon Air Park
1995
WOD Bon Air West
2474
WOD Columbia Pike
1690
WOD East Falls Church
1970
Wilson WB bike lane
283

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
731
14th Street Bridge
300
Arlington Mill Trail
797
Ballston Connector
453
Bluemont Connector
347
CC Connector
505
Custis Bon Air Park
523
Custis Rosslyn
416
Joyce St NB
77
Joyce St SB
104
Key Bridge East
2807
Key Bridge West
1296
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
818
WOD Bon Air Park
693
WOD Bon Air West
703
WOD Columbia Pike
536
WOD East Falls Church
434

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4261128
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