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 County Transit Options Map (PDF, 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?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1828
Ballston Connector
284
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
750
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
1369
Custis Rosslyn
1377
Fairfax EB bike lane
137
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1403
Key Bridge West
615
Military NB bike lane
61
Military SB bike lane
48
MVT Airport South
3509
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1424
TR Island Bridge
1937
WOD Bon Air Park
1852
WOD Bon Air West
2238
WOD Columbia Pike
1567
WOD East Falls Church
1826
Wilson WB bike lane
314

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
421
Ballston Connector
221
Bluemont Connector
295
CC Connector
626
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
469
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
97
Key Bridge East
2902
Key Bridge West
1199
MVT Airport South
534
Roosevelt Bridge
213
TR Island Bridge
1536
WOD Bon Air Park
2699
WOD Bon Air West
1028
WOD Columbia Pike
833
WOD East Falls Church
784

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
7424763
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