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?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to 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
172
14th Street Bridge
595
Arlington Mill Trail
145
Ballston Connector
62
Bluemont Connector
60
CC Connector
795
Clarendon EB bike lane
49
Custis Bon Air Park
430
Custis Rosslyn
414
Fairfax EB bike lane
72
Joyce St NB
9
Joyce St SB
13
Key Bridge East
401
Key Bridge West
268
Military NB bike lane
7
Military SB bike lane
19
MVT Airport South
434
Quincy NB bike lane
20
Quincy SB bike lane
24
Roosevelt Bridge
157
Rosslyn Bikeometer
378
TR Island Bridge
307
WOD Bon Air Park
107
WOD Bon Air West
205
WOD Columbia Pike
91
WOD East Falls Church
154
Wilson WB bike lane
90

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
525
14th Street Bridge
230
Arlington Mill Trail
392
Ballston Connector
323
Bluemont Connector
239
CC Connector
490
Custis Bon Air Park
271
Custis Rosslyn
347
Joyce St NB
160
Joyce St SB
63
Key Bridge East
1558
Key Bridge West
1025
MVT Airport South
268
Roosevelt Bridge
80
TR Island Bridge
975
WOD Bon Air Park
367
WOD Bon Air West
407
WOD Columbia Pike
196
WOD East Falls Church
334

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8142372
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