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    Beginning Wednesday, December 6, ART 45, 55 & 61 will switch bus stops at Rosslyn Metro for approximately 3 weeks due to construction. ART 55 will move to Stop A, and ART 45 & 61 will move to Stop F. For more details and a bus stop diagram, please visit https://www.wmata.com/service/status/details/bus-bay-reassignments-rosslyn-metro.cfm

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December 11, 2017
Holiday Service on Christmas and New Year's Day

ART will operate holiday service on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1). On both days, ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday service. No other ART routes will operate.

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November 29, 2017
The Accessibility of ART

Arlington Transit -- ART strives to make riding the bus easy for everyone. All ART buses are fully accessible with wheelchair ramps and the ability to lower or kneel. Buses have 2 wheelchair securement areas and priority seating for senior citizens and people with disabilities. All stops are announced audibly and visually.

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November 27, 2017
New ART Bus Safety Policy -- No Turn on Red

Starting Monday, December 4, Arlington Transit – ART buses will no longer make right turns at red lights. This safety initiative is being instituted to reduce risk and the possibility of collisions.

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November 21, 2017
A Night Out is More Fun With ART

ART routes 41, 43, 45, 55, 75, 77 and 87 provide weekday service past 10 pm. On Saturdays, the routes run past 11 pm and, in most cases, until midnight or later. 

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November 15, 2017
Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 provide weekend service that can take you to farmers’ markets, parks, restaurants, the mall and more!

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November 13, 2017
Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, November 23, ART will operate Sunday schedules. On Friday, November 24, ART will operate Saturday schedules.

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November 8, 2017
Ride ART. Relax. Repeat.

Tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? Ride the ART bus instead so you can avoid the stress of driving and relax.

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November 2, 2017
Ride ART the Smart Way

The SmarTrip card makes it easy to get around using transit. The rechargeable fare card works on ART, Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. There are several different types of SmarTrip cards to choose from, including the Senior card and the iRide Student card.

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November 1, 2017
Holiday Service on November 10 for Veterans Day

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate normal Saturday service on Saturday, November 11.

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October 26, 2017
Visit the "Boo-gie" Bus on Saturday!

The “Boo-gie” bus will be at Barrett Elementary School this Saturday for riders, young and old, to checkout an ART bus and learn more about where ART can take you. The bus will be decorated for Halloween and candy will be provided for trick-or-treaters!

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October 25, 2017
The ART of Getting Around

New to Arlington or riding the ART bus? Learn about some handy tools to use to help you figure out how to get around Arlington using the bus!

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October 18, 2017
ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 22 for Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 22, the ART 43, 45 and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

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October 12, 2017
ART 43 -- Your Blue Line Alternative During Station Closures this Weekend

The Crystal City and National Airport Metro stations will be closed October 14 and 15 while Metro performs maintenance work on the Blue and Yellow lines. ART 43 is a convenient Blue line alternative for getting between Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Courthouse area.

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September 29, 2017
Holiday Service on October 9 for Columbus Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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September 26, 2017
New ART Light Maintenance Facility Open

On Tuesday, September 26, Arlington County celebrated the completion of the new Arlington Transit (ART) Light Maintenance Facility that's located at 3201 S. Eads Street.

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September 21, 2017
Detours on Sept. 23 for Clarendon Day and Sept. 24 for Fun Run

There will be several ART bus detours in Clarendon on Saturday, September 23, for the 2017 Annual Clarendon Day Festival and on Sunday, September 24, for the Clarendon Day 10K/5K Fun Run. Detours will affect the ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 55 and 77 routes.

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September 14, 2017
Metrorail is Improving
Metrorail Reliability Has Improved

Statement from Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey, who represents Arlington on the board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

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September 5, 2017
Stuff the ART Bus Food Drive on September 16 & 17

ART will be partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to take action against hunger by challenging the community to "stuff" an ART bus full of non-perishable food items. The food drive will take place September 16 and 17 at the Giant Food stores located at Lyon Village and Virginia Square.

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August 22, 2017
Temporary Relocation of ART and Metrobus Bus Stops at Crystal City Metro Station

Starting August 27, ART, Metrobus and Metroway bus stops at the Crystal City Metro Station will be relocated due to construction. The ART 43 and 92 bus stops will be moved just north of its existing bus bay on S. Bell Street. Construction is expected to last 2 months.

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August 21, 2017
Holiday Service on September 4 for Labor Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day.  ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

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August 17, 2017
ART 45 & 55 Detours on August 19 for Rosslyn Road Work

Due to road construction on August 19, ART 45 and 55 will not stop at the Rosslyn Metro bus bays between 9 am and 3 pm. Temporary stops will be used.

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August 7, 2017
Back to School with iRide

The Student iRide SmarTrip Card lets Arlington students, K-12, ride the ART bus for $1. The card also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other bus systems that use SmarTrip. 

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June 26, 2017
Holiday Service on July 4

ART will operate holiday service on Tuesday, July 4. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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June 16, 2017
iRide Discount on ART Extended to Elementary School Students

Starting June 25, the student discount fare for Arlington Transit -- ART buses will be extended to Arlington County elementary school students. The discount fare will be $1.00. The easiest way for students to get the discount is by using an iRide SmarTrip card, which automatically gives students the discount fare when they ride ART.

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June 7, 2017
ART 55 Schedule Changes Effective June 26

Slight tweaks will be made to the ART 55 weekday schedule to improve on-time performance.

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May 24, 2017
New ART and STAR Fares Effective June 25

Starting June 25, 2017, the ART adult fare will be $2.00 and the ART discount fare for seniors, students and people with disabilities will be $1.00. STAR Zone 1 fare will be $4.00, Zone 2 fare will be $5.50 and Zone 3 fare will be $9.50. The iRide half-fare program will be extended to elementary school students and personal care attendants will be able to ride ART for free when accompanying a MetroAccess rider.

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May 22, 2017
Holiday Service on May 29 for Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29, ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules in observance of Memorial Day. All other ART routes will not operate.

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May 18, 2017
Weekend Road Closures for Taste of Arlington
May 18, 2017
ART 41, 42 & 51 Sunday Detour - May 21, 2017
May 8, 2017
Truck and ART Bus Day at Central Library
Truck and ART Bus Day at Central Library

Trucks and other cool vehicles will be taking over the parking lot at Central Library on Saturday, May 20 from 9 am - 11 am

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April 23, 2017
Comment on Proposed ART, STAR Fare Increases

On April 22, 2017, the Arlington County Board approved a request to advertise fare increases for Arlington Transit (ART) and Specialized Transportation for Arlington Residents (STAR), the County's transit service for people with disabilities. The public is invited to provide comments on this fare proposal.

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April 14, 2017
Temperature Control on Transit Buses – Did You Know?

Keeping the temperature on buses comfortable for everyone on board can be tricky – especially during the spring and fall, when the weather can be hot or cold and often changes quickly.

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April 5, 2017
Art on ART Bus – Meet the Artist, Thursday April 6
Art on ART Bus – Meet the Artist, Thursday April 6

Meet painter Negar Ahkami. 5:45 at the Route 41 Bus Stop at 2100 Clarendon Blvd (near Courthouse Metro), Arlington VA

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April 4, 2017
ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K
March 16, 2017
ART 41 Detour

Due to construction on N. Randolph St in Ballston, ART 41 will detour on Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2017.

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February 6, 2017
Holiday Service on February 20 for Presidents Day

On February 20, ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday service. All other ART routes will not run. This is in observance of Presidents Day.

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January 30, 2017
When Metro Track Work Leaves You Feeling BLUE -- Go GREEN

Metro's next SafeTrack Surge takes place through April 9. During this time, Blue and Yellow line trains will run less frequently with trains running every 24 minutes during most of the surge. The ART 42 and 43 bus routes are good alternatives to the Blue line in Arlington.

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January 3, 2017
Holiday Service on Jan. 20 for the Presidential Inauguration

ART will run holiday service on Friday, January 20, in observance of the Presidential Inauguration. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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January 3, 2017
Holiday Service on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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December 6, 2016
Holiday Service for Christmas and New Years

ART will operate Sunday service on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

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November 16, 2016
ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 18

On Sunday, December 18, schedule changes will go into effect for ART 42 and 45. These will be minor changes that will improve on-time performance.

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November 15, 2016
Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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November 8, 2016
ART Experiencing Problems with Real-Time Bus Predictions

ART is currently having intermittent problems with real-time bus predictions. The problem is being investigated and once a cause has been determined, a fix will be developed and implemented as soon as possible.

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November 3, 2016
Holiday Service on November 11 for Veterans Day

On Friday, November 11, ART will operate holiday service in observance of Veterans Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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November 1, 2016
Calling Local Poets -- Thousands of Commuters Could be Reading Your Poetry in an ART Bus!

Arlington Arts is holding their annual poetry contest, Moving Words. The work of six winning adult poets will be printed on colorful placards and displayed inside Arlington Transit -- ART buses for three months between April and September 2017. The deadline to submit poems is January 12, 2017.

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October 27, 2016
ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 30 for the Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 30, the ART 43, 45, and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6 pm, unless otherwise noted. View the detour for each route.

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October 24, 2016
Thank You for Riding ART!

ART will be holding a customer appreciation event on Friday, October 28, from 7 am - 10 am. The event will be at the ART bus stop located at S. Dinwiddie St. & Columbia Pike. 

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October 18, 2016
ART 42 to Start Service at 5 AM for Marine Corps Marathon

ART 42 will start service at 5:00 AM on Sunday, October 30, to accommodate those who are participating in the Marine Corps Marathon. View the special event schedule.

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October 5, 2016
Holiday Service on October 10 for Columbus Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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September 9, 2016
New ART 92 Schedule with More Frequent Service Starts September 19

A new ART 92 schedule will go into effect on Monday, September 19. The new schedule includes service every 15 minutes during rush hours.

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Holiday Service on Christmas and New Year's Day

ART will operate holiday service on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1). On both days, ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday service. No other ART routes will operate.

Read More
The Accessibility of ART

Arlington Transit -- ART strives to make riding the bus easy for everyone. All ART buses are fully accessible with wheelchair ramps and the ability to lower or kneel. Buses have 2 wheelchair securement areas and priority seating for senior citizens and people with disabilities. All stops are announced audibly and visually.

Read More
New ART Bus Safety Policy -- No Turn on Red

Starting Monday, December 4, Arlington Transit – ART buses will no longer make right turns at red lights. This safety initiative is being instituted to reduce risk and the possibility of collisions.

Read More
A Night Out is More Fun With ART

ART routes 41, 43, 45, 55, 75, 77 and 87 provide weekday service past 10 pm. On Saturdays, the routes run past 11 pm and, in most cases, until midnight or later. 

Read More
Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 provide weekend service that can take you to farmers’ markets, parks, restaurants, the mall and more!

Read More
Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, November 23, ART will operate Sunday schedules. On Friday, November 24, ART will operate Saturday schedules.

Read More
Ride ART. Relax. Repeat.

Tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? Ride the ART bus instead so you can avoid the stress of driving and relax.

Read More
Ride ART the Smart Way

The SmarTrip card makes it easy to get around using transit. The rechargeable fare card works on ART, Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. There are several different types of SmarTrip cards to choose from, including the Senior card and the iRide Student card.

Read More
Holiday Service on November 10 for Veterans Day

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate normal Saturday service on Saturday, November 11.

Read More
Visit the "Boo-gie" Bus on Saturday!

The “Boo-gie” bus will be at Barrett Elementary School this Saturday for riders, young and old, to checkout an ART bus and learn more about where ART can take you. The bus will be decorated for Halloween and candy will be provided for trick-or-treaters!

Read More
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