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?

You could save $816 a month, or $9,797 a year, if you switch from driving to riding public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

Share Your Tips

Have a little trick for shaving 10 minutes off your commute? Know an easy bike route to work? Share your tips with other Car-Free Dieters on any of our social networking pages:

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
705
14th Street Bridge
2162
Arlington Mill Trail
428
Ballston Connector
358
Bluemont Connector
284
CC Connector
812
Clarendon EB bike lane
196
Custis Bon Air Park
1212
Custis Rosslyn
1676
Fairfax EB bike lane
161
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
1312
Key Bridge West
758
Military NB bike lane
45
Military SB bike lane
43
Quincy NB bike lane
108
Quincy SB bike lane
89
Roosevelt Bridge
502
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1549
TR Island Bridge
1595
WOD Bon Air Park
1225
WOD Bon Air West
1877
WOD Columbia Pike
1047
WOD East Falls Church
1427
Wilson WB bike lane
277

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
733
14th Street Bridge
461
Arlington Mill Trail
871
Ballston Connector
315
Bluemont Connector
443
CC Connector
668
Custis Bon Air Park
584
Custis Rosslyn
430
Joyce St SB
92
Key Bridge East
2613
Key Bridge West
1116
Roosevelt Bridge
172
TR Island Bridge
982
WOD Bon Air Park
734
WOD Bon Air West
765
WOD Columbia Pike
731
WOD East Falls Church
434

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3270819
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