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?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2833
Ballston Connector
355
Bluemont Connector
257
CC Connector
775
Clarendon EB bike lane
256
Crystal NB bike lane
75
Crystal SB bike lane
103
Custis Bon Air Park
690
Custis Rosslyn
1531
Fairfax EB bike lane
172
Fairfax WB Bike Lane
0
Joyce St NB
38
Joyce St SB
20
Key Bridge East
1171
Key Bridge West
808
Military NB bike lane
31
Military SB bike lane
36
MVT Airport South
2167
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
105
Roosevelt Bridge
487
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1450
TR Island Bridge
1427
WOD Bon Air Park
949
WOD Bon Air West
1485
WOD Columbia Pike
737
WOD East Falls Church
6
Wilson WB bike lane
315

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
798
Ballston Connector
403
Bluemont Connector
373
CC Connector
682
Custis Bon Air Park
360
Custis Rosslyn
315
Joyce St NB
70
Joyce St SB
118
Key Bridge East
2289
Key Bridge West
1017
MVT Airport South
3452
Roosevelt Bridge
145
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
755
WOD Bon Air West
616
WOD Columbia Pike
711
WOD East Falls Church
143

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3564930
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