Urgent Service Updates
  • ART service changes for Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 30
    On Sunday, October 30, several changes to ART service will be in effect for the Marine Corps Marathon. ART 42 will begin service at 5:00AM; and ART 43, 45, and 55 will detour from start of service until 6:00PM. Please use the following links for more information: ART 42 early start: http://tinyurl.com/jobumqn ART 43/45/55 detours: http://tinyurl.com/j97nb9d

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About ART - Arlington Transit

ART - Arlington Transit is a local bus system provided by Arlington County, Virginia. ART supplements Metrobus with cross-County routes as well as neighborhood connections to Metrorail. ART is environmentally friendly, operating on clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). All ART buses are fully ADA accessible with wheelchair ramps and priority seating.

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Program Oversight

The Transit Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews transit services provided in Arlington County, including ART, STAR, Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess. The TAC is a fifteen-member committee appointed by the County Manager. The TAC usually meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   Each meeting begins with a public comment period – and the public is welcome to attend.  Please contact Richard Hartman, TAC Coordinator, for the location at 703-228-4019 (TDD: 711) or by e-mail at rchartman@arlingtonva.us.

Transit Facilities

Transit stop and station types can range from simple bus stops to full-size stations and transit centers. The type of facility depends on a number of parameters, including transit service mode, passenger demand, surrounding land use and available right-of-way. There are a variety of transit stops and stations in Arlington as well as a range of approximate costs associated with the construction of each of these facilities. Take a look at the difference in transit facilities. (PDF)


Research related to ART is available from Mobility Lab.

Photo: ART bus at Shirlington Bus Station