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About iRide and the Teen Transit Initiative

The Teen Transit Initiative was launched on January 2, 2006 by Arlington County Board Chair Chris Zimmerman. “This year Arlington County will launch a 'Teen Transit Initiative,' a joint effort with the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families and Arlington Public Schools. The goal will be both to provide better service and better information to teens, but also to engage them directly in the initiative. In the process, we may help to make a new generation of transit-users," said Mr. Zimmerman at the start of his term as County Board Chairman.

The Teen Transit Advisory Board was formed to discuss how to encourage teens to take public transit. iRide is the name of the campaign they developed.

Resources for Arlington Teens

CommuterPage.com®
Tons of information about transportation options in the Washington, D.C. area.

The Commuter Store® and CommuterDirect.com®
Pick up transit schedules and other information and buy tickets and passes for all DC-area trains and buses in person at The Commuter Store. Purchase transit tickets and passes online at CommuterDirect.com.

Arlington's Car-Free Diet
Lots of information about getting around Arlington using transit, walking, and riding your bike.

Metro - WMATA
Metro is the Washington, D.C. area's regional transportation system, operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). the Metro system includes Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess (Metro's paratransit service for customers with disabilities.) The Metro system serves DC and surrounding Maryland and Virginia counties and cities. Arlington and other jurisdictions also have their own local bus systems that supplement Metro bus and rail service. Metrorail stations in Arlington are: Arlington Cemetery (Blue line), Ballston-MU (Orange line), Clarendon (Orange line), Court House (Orange line), East Falls Church (Orange line), Pentagon (Blue and Yellow lines), Pentagon City (Blue and Yellow lines), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Blue and Yellow lines), Rosslyn (Orange and Blue lines), and Virginia Square-GMU (Orange Line). Metro is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). A list of Metrobus routes serving Arlington is available on the ART-Arlington Transit site.

ART-Arlington Transit
ART is Arlington's local bus system. ART routes supplement Metrobus, the regional bus system serving Washington, D.C. area. The ART site also has a list of Metrobus routes serving Arlington.

WalkArlington
Fun site with lots of information about where and why you might want to take the shoeleather express. "Walkabouts" are mapped-out walks through Arlington neighborhoods.

BikeArlington
News and information about biking in Arlington, including Capital Bikeshare, bike-on-bus, and bike-on-rail.

arlingtonteens.com
Where Arlington teens can... find help in a crisis, search for a job, check out local events, and much more!

Phone Numbers
ART information and customer service: 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433). TDD for deaf and hard of hearing people is available through Virginia Relay. Dial 711.
Metro Information and customer service: 202-637-7000, TDD: 202-638-3780