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.

Did You Know?

Arlington County is one of only 15 Gold-level Walk Friendly Communities in the U.S.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
767
14th Street Bridge
2388
Arlington Mill Trail
355
Ballston Connector
397
Bluemont Connector
200
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
246
Custis Bon Air Park
1276
Custis Rosslyn
1860
Fairfax EB bike lane
174
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1288
Key Bridge West
843
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
59
MVT Airport South
2314
Quincy NB bike lane
123
Quincy SB bike lane
134
Roosevelt Bridge
532
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1614
TR Island Bridge
1497
WOD Bon Air Park
880
WOD Bon Air West
1653
WOD Columbia Pike
750
WOD East Falls Church
1252
Wilson WB bike lane
280

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
546
14th Street Bridge
217
Arlington Mill Trail
1198
Ballston Connector
215
Bluemont Connector
240
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
306
Custis Rosslyn
261
Joyce St NB
47
Joyce St SB
70
Key Bridge East
1149
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
125
Roosevelt Bridge
106
TR Island Bridge
414
WOD Bon Air Park
359
WOD Bon Air West
427
WOD Columbia Pike
450
WOD East Falls Church
255

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5932194
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