Urgent Service Updates
  • ART 43: SafeTrack temporary schedule effective 6/18
    Effective Saturday, June 18, ART 43 will start operating on a new temporary schedule. Midday, evening, and weekend service has been added to provide a convenient north-south travel alternative during SafeTrack. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/zwc466l for more details.
  • ART 43, 92: Temporary relocation of Crystal City Metro stop
    Effective Wednesday, June 8, the ART 43 & 92 stop at Crystal City Metro will be moved 200 feet north, just before the overpass to S. Clark, due to construction at S. Bell St. & 18th St. S. Please allow a few extra minutes of travel time. The relocation is expected to last approximately four weeks. We apologize for the short notice, and thank you for riding ART.

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Bike on ART

Each ART bus has a two-place bike rack that will hold standard length bicycles. Bikes ride free with the ART passenger.  This can be an easy way to meet your friends across town for a ride, extend your riding horizons,  get home if you have a flat, or take your bike for maintenance.

Watch this short video to see how to use the bike rack on the front of the ART bus. Watch video.

How To Use The Racks

  • Make sure the bus has stopped and the driver sees you before you step in front of the bus.
  • Grab the handle and pull up. Squeeze the top handle and swing the rack down. You only need to use one hand to unlatch and pull the bike rack down, so you can hold your bike with your other hand. It is not necessary to lean your bike against the bus.

    Photo: Grap bike rack handle.


    Photo: handle close-up Close-up of handle
  • Lower the rack to the carrying position.

Photo: Lower rack.

  • Lift your bike onto the rack and into the slot for the wheels. Load bike with the front wheel toward the wheel clamp.

Photo: Load bike.

The wheel clamp is at the bottom of the front wheel of the bike.

Photo: Wheel clamp close-up

  • Pull up the spring-loaded clamp and put it over the front wheel. The bike is now secured for travel. Get in the bus.

Photo: Pull clamp over front wheel.

The support arm adds lateral support for the bike when the bus is in motion, and is required. The support arm needs to be raised so that the hook rests at the highest point on the front wheel.

Tip: don't leave anything on the bike that might blow off in the wind, or bounce off when the bus hits a bump.

Photo: Bike on bus.

  • As you exit the bus, remind the driver that you will be removing your bicycle.
  • Lower the spring-loaded bar from the tire and lift your bicycle off the rack.
  • Swing the rack up if it's empty.
  • Go to the nearest curb. Wave to let the driver know you and your bicycle are clear of the bus.