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, 3.6 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.

Did You Know?

Arlington County has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
238
14th Street Bridge
836
Arlington Mill Trail
127
Ballston Connector
157
Bluemont Connector
105
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
98
Custis Bon Air Park
371
Custis Rosslyn
701
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Joyce St NB
10
Joyce St SB
12
Key Bridge East
544
Key Bridge West
386
Military NB bike lane
13
Military SB bike lane
22
MVT Airport South
707
Quincy NB bike lane
38
Quincy SB bike lane
33
Roosevelt Bridge
256
Rosslyn Bikeometer
607
TR Island Bridge
492
WOD Bon Air Park
182
WOD Bon Air West
436
WOD Columbia Pike
144
WOD East Falls Church
325
Wilson WB bike lane
106

Peds counted

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110 Trail
192
14th Street Bridge
101
Arlington Mill Trail
359
Ballston Connector
244
Bluemont Connector
148
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
195
Custis Rosslyn
261
Joyce St NB
46
Joyce St SB
46
Key Bridge East
1350
Key Bridge West
646
MVT Airport South
100
Roosevelt Bridge
39
TR Island Bridge
336
WOD Bon Air Park
193
WOD Bon Air West
224
WOD Columbia Pike
198
WOD East Falls Church
181

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
9857669
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