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?

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

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2534
Ballston Connector
416
Bluemont Connector
280
CC Connector
878
Clarendon EB bike lane
270
Crystal SB bike lane
106
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1837
Fairfax EB bike lane
200
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1441
Key Bridge West
799
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
65
MVT Airport South
2956
Quincy NB bike lane
523
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
557
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1642
TR Island Bridge
1730
WOD Bon Air Park
1167
WOD Bon Air West
1904
WOD Columbia Pike
1001
WOD East Falls Church
1393
Wilson WB bike lane
315

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
400
Ballston Connector
510
Bluemont Connector
412
CC Connector
775
Custis Bon Air Park
649
Custis Rosslyn
436
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
108
Key Bridge East
2994
Key Bridge West
1158
MVT Airport South
470
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
964
WOD Bon Air West
852
WOD Columbia Pike
733
WOD East Falls Church
665

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8270542
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