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September 25, 2014
ART 41, 42, 77, Detours for Clarendon Day

UPDATED 9-25-2014 6:30 p.m. ART routes 41, 42, and 77 will be detoured for Clarendon Day, Saturday September 27, 2014.

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September 18, 2014
ART introduces "New" ART Route 92!

ART 92 begins Monday, October 6, operating between Pentagon and Crystal City.

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June 2, 2014
ART 43, 45, 53, 62 and 84 Schedule Changes Effective July 7
May 16, 2014
ART 41 Detour on May 18 -- Several Stop Closures

 Due to road closures on Sunday, May 18, several ART 41 bus stops will not be in service.

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May 6, 2014
ART and STAR Zone 1 Fare Increase Effective July 1, 2014

Starting July 1, 2014, ART bus fares will increase by 25 cents for adult fares and 10 cents for senior citizens, people with disabilities and teens (w/a middle or high school ID). The fare for STAR Zone 1 trips will increase by 50 cents. This will be the first fare increase for ART and STAR Zone 1 since 2010.

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April 25, 2014
ART Wants Your Input on Service

Arlington Transit will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 19, to get feedback from the community on transit service in Arlington.

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April 3, 2014
Bus Stops at Rosslyn Metro Temporarily Relocated April 4 - 6

Due to construction, bus stops along N. Moore St., in front of the Rosslyn Metro station, will be temporarily relocated Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6. The relocation will be nightly from 8:00 pm - 6:00 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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March 27, 2014
Calling All Transit Riders -- We Want Your Feedback!

Participate in a study that's collecting information on how riders would like to communicate with their transit agencies.

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March 13, 2014
New ART 43 Route from Crystal City to Courthouse Starts March 31!

ART 43 will start on Monday, March 31. It will be a limited stop route that will travel from Crystal City to Courthouse during morning and evening rush hours.

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February 20, 2014
Proposed Fare Increase for ART and STAR Zone 1

Arlington Transit is proposing to increase ART bus fares and the STAR Zone 1 fare. If approved, the fare increases would go into effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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January 29, 2014
Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed FY15 Budget and Fares

Metro will be holding hearings January 29 - February 6 to get public feedback on their proposed FY15 budget and fare changes. Meetings will be held in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

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December 20, 2013
Riders Really Like ART!

The results from the 2013 ART Ridership Survey show that people like riding ART.

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December 12, 2013
ART 41, 42, 45 & 77 Schedule Changes Effective January 6, 2014

 Schedule changes for ART 41, 42, 45 and 77 will go into effect on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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December 10, 2013
STAR Fare Increase for Zones 2 and 3 Effective January 1, 2014

Starting on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, the STAR fare for Zone 2 will increase to $5 per trip and the fare for Zone 3 will increase to $9 per trip.

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October 24, 2013
Meeting to Review Proposed Changes to Arlington Transit's TDP

 A public meeting will be held on November 4 to review proposed changes to Arlington Transit's 6-year Transportation Development Plan.

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October 23, 2013
New Art on the ART Bus Exhibit Features Miniatures

A new Art on the ART Bus exhibit features the work of artist Bridget Sue Lambert.

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October 2, 2013
Stuff-an-ART Bus Food Drive Big Success!

The Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive was a big success! Over 4,700 pounds of food was collected and will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).

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September 4, 2013
Help Stuff an ART Bus with 20,000 Lbs of Food!

Arlington Transit is partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to fill an ART bus with non-perishable food items to help families in need. The food drive will be held September 27 - 29 at the Giant Food grocery store at the corner of Lee Highway and Spout Run.

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August 26, 2013
NEW Student SmarTrip Card

The new Student iRide SmarTrip card is for middle and high school teens who attend school in Arlington. The card works like a regular SmarTrip card but lets students ride ART for 75 cents. The card also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems (the discount only applies to ART).

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August 8, 2013
And the Winning ART Design is...

The winning design for the ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest was revealed on August 8.

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August 1, 2013
ARTists for PAL Bus Design Reveal -- August 8

Everyone is invited to attend the ARTists for PAL Bus Design Reveal! We will be revealing the ART bus wrapped with the winning design from the ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest. The reveal will be held on August 8, at Courthouse Plaza at 10 am.

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July 9, 2013
ART is on Google Maps!

Google Maps now includes ART bus information when giving directions to get from one place to another.

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July 8, 2013
10 New BusFinders Installed at ART Bus Stops

 Learn more about the green BusFinders at ART bus stops and find out where 10 more were recently installed.

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June 18, 2013
Vote for your Favorite Bus Design

Voting for the ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest is open! Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ARTforPAL for your favorite design. The one with the most votes will be used to wrap an ART bus!

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June 17, 2013
ART 45, 53, and 75 Changes Effective July 1

 Schedule and route changes for ART 45, 53 and 75 will go into effect on Monday, July 1, 2013.

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June 6, 2013
Survey to Help Shape the Future of Bus Service in Arlington

Arlington Transit is conducting an online survey to get feedback from County residents and stakeholders regarding desired changes in ART and Metrobus service. The input you provide will be considered when Arlington County updates its six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP). You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5VGKKBL


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May 29, 2013
Help Shape the Future of Bus Service in Arlington!

Provide feedback on ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington at the Transportation Development Plan Community Forum being held on Saturday, June 1.

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May 28, 2013
What's Your ONE ART Route?

 Tell us which ART bus route is your ONE and you could win a SmarTrip card loaded with $100!

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May 24, 2013
ARTists for PAL Contest Deadline June 3

 The deadline to submit designs for the ARTists for PAL bus design contest is June 3. 

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May 21, 2013
New Art on the ART Bus Exhibit Features Bold Colors and Designs

 The new Art on the ART Bus exhibit features artwork by local artist Amy Hughes Braden.

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March 29, 2013
ARTists for PAL Bus Design Contest

Arlington Transit is holding a bus design contest for middle and high school students in Arlington County. Teens are asked to design the outside of an ART bus using the theme "Share Our Streets -- Be a PAL", Arlington's bike, walk and driving safety initiative. The winning design will be used to wrap one ART bus that will travel throughout Arlington County. Learn more at commuterpage.com/ARTforPAL

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March 20, 2013
Feedback on Proposed ART 53 Changes

Arlington Transit appreciates all of the feedback customers provided on a recent survey about possible rerouting options for the ART 53 route. It has been decided to keep the route as is with a peak period extension to Westover.

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February 15, 2013
New Art on the ART Bus Exhibit Features a Hand Drawn Bazaar

Elizabeth Graeber's Art on the ART Bus exhibit features drawings and paintings inspired by visits to flea markets, farmers markets and fairs in the DC-area and beyond.

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January 11, 2013
ART's Inauguration Day Schedule

 ART will run a special Inauguration Day schedule on Monday, January 21.

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January 3, 2013
ART 42 Schedule Changes Effective January 7

Changes will be made to the ART 42 schedule to help improve on-time performance. Changes will go into effect on Monday, January 7.

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December 5, 2012
Transit Service During Severe Weather Conditions

It's officially winter! In case of a snow storm or other weather related event, make sure you're familiar with Arlington Transit's and Metro's severe weather policies and know how to get service info for both systems.

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November 20, 2012
ART's Adopt-a-Stop Program Expands to All Routes

Arlington Transit's Adopt-a-Stop program has been expanded to include bus stops along all 13 ART bus routes.

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November 6, 2012
New Art on the ART Bus Exhibit Features Nature

The latest Art on the ART Bus exhibit features artwork from local artist Jeffrey Smith and showcases nature that is indigenous to Arlington County.

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September 14, 2012
ART 42 & 77 Bus Stops on N. Garfield St. Relocated

Starting on Monday, September 17, the north and southbound ART 42 and 77 bus stops on N. Garfield St. & 11th St will be relocated to Highland St. & 11th St.

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September 13, 2012
ART 53, 74 and 84 Changes Effective October 1

Schedule and route changes will go into effect on Monday, October 1, for ART 53, 74 and 84.

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September 5, 2012
ART Debuting New CNG Electric Hybrid Buses

* The ART Bus event for the new buses has been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience.*

Save the Date! On Wednesday, September 19, Arlington Transit will be debuting three new CNG electric hybrid buses. Join us at 9:30 am at Courthouse Plaza to see the new buses and learn more about them.

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August 16, 2012
Go Car Free for a Day!

World Car Free Day is on Saturday, September 22. Try going car free for the day and use transit, walk or bike to get to where you need to go.

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July 6, 2012
Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Stay cool during the hot days of summer by following these tips.

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July 3, 2012
Input Sought on Possible ART 53 Changes

Arlington Transit is considering possible service and route changes for ART 53 and would like community feedback on three possible route options.

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June 27, 2012
Transfer Fee for ART to Metrobus will Change on July 1

Starting July 1, the transfer fee from an ART bus to a Metrobus will be 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

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June 21, 2012
New Digital Transit Information Signs at Courthouse Plaza!

Two new digital signs in the lobby of Courthouse Plaza – one outside of Plaza Library and the other near the elevators – display real time transit information that applies specifically to each sign's location.

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June 11, 2012
Metrobue 9E and 10E Adding Express Trips to Rosslyn

Starting on June 18, the Metrobus 9E and 10E routes will be adding express service from Crystal City to Rosslyn during rush hours.

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June 11, 2012
Metrobus 9E & 10E Adding Express Service to Rosslyn

Starting on June 18, the Metrobus 9E and 10E routes will be adding express service from Crystal City to Rosslyn during rush hours.

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June 5, 2012
We Want to Hear from YOU about ART 53

Arlington Transit will be holding a public meeting on Monday, June 11, to discuss potential route and schedule changes for ART 53.

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June 4, 2012
ART 45 and 61 Schedule Changes Effective July 2

Effective Monday, July 2, 2012, minor time changes will be made to the ART 45 and 61 schedules.

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ART 41, 42, 77, Detours for Clarendon Day

UPDATED 9-25-2014 6:30 p.m. ART routes 41, 42, and 77 will be detoured for Clarendon Day, Saturday September 27, 2014.

Read More
ART introduces "New" ART Route 92!

ART 92 begins Monday, October 6, operating between Pentagon and Crystal City.

Read More
ART 43, 45, 53, 62 and 84 Schedule Changes Effective July 7
ART 41 Detour on May 18 -- Several Stop Closures

 Due to road closures on Sunday, May 18, several ART 41 bus stops will not be in service.

Read More
ART and STAR Zone 1 Fare Increase Effective July 1, 2014

Starting July 1, 2014, ART bus fares will increase by 25 cents for adult fares and 10 cents for senior citizens, people with disabilities and teens (w/a middle or high school ID). The fare for STAR Zone 1 trips will increase by 50 cents. This will be the first fare increase for ART and STAR Zone 1 since 2010.

Read More
ART Wants Your Input on Service

Arlington Transit will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 19, to get feedback from the community on transit service in Arlington.

Read More
Bus Stops at Rosslyn Metro Temporarily Relocated April 4 - 6

Due to construction, bus stops along N. Moore St., in front of the Rosslyn Metro station, will be temporarily relocated Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6. The relocation will be nightly from 8:00 pm - 6:00 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Read More
Calling All Transit Riders -- We Want Your Feedback!

Participate in a study that's collecting information on how riders would like to communicate with their transit agencies.

Read More
New ART 43 Route from Crystal City to Courthouse Starts March 31!

ART 43 will start on Monday, March 31. It will be a limited stop route that will travel from Crystal City to Courthouse during morning and evening rush hours.

Read More
Proposed Fare Increase for ART and STAR Zone 1

Arlington Transit is proposing to increase ART bus fares and the STAR Zone 1 fare. If approved, the fare increases would go into effect on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

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