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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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September 7, 2016
Help Stuff an ART Bus Full of Food!

The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Arlington Transit are challenging the community to "stuff" an ART bus full of non-perishable food items. Stuff-a-Bus events will take place on September 17 and 18 at the Giant Food Stores at Lyon Village and Virginia Square in Arlington. All of the food collected will be donated to the AFAC who will distribute it to the more than 2,200 families a week that rely on AFAC for free supplemental groceries.

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August 11, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 92 (Crystal City – Long Bridge Park/Boeing)

Get connected to the VRE train station and swing by the Commuter Store for transit information. Don't miss out on visiting Long Bridge Park and enjoy the outdoors.

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August 10, 2016
New ART 54 Route to Connect Dominion Hills & Madison Manor with East Falls Church Metro

On Monday, August 22, a new Arlington Transit – ART bus route, ART 54, will start service. ART 54 will connect the Dominion Hills, Madison Manor and Highland/Overlee Knolls neighborhoods with the East Falls Church Metrorail Station. Service will operate every 24 minutes on weekdays during morning and afternoon rush hours.

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August 8, 2016
Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars

In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives.

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August 4, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 84 (Douglas Park - Nauck - Pentagon City)

Be prepared for your commute and take the ART 84 on weekdays. On the way, stop by some historic neighborhoods and community areas.

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August 2, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 74 (Arlington Village – Arlington View – Pentagon City)

Columbia Pike commuters can take advantage of the ART 74 and get connected to the Pentagon City Metro Station.

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August 1, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 61 (Rosslyn – Courthouse Metro Shuttle)

The ART 61 connects commuters to Metro stations and is a convenient step towards your final destination. Check out the highlights on the way.

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July 27, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 52 (Ballston – Virginia Hospital Center – East Falls Church)

The ART 52 is a great route that connects between several schools and stops at Virginia Hospital Center. With access to several Metro Stations and Tuckahoe Park, the ride is convenient for all riders.

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July 27, 2016
ART Bus Series: ART 41 (Columbia Pike – Ballston – Courthouse)

Cover a lot of ground by hopping on the ART 41 bus, with multiple stops at or near Metro stations.

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July 26, 2016
Mystery Riders Needed to Evaluate ART Bus Service

Arlington Transit is looking for volunteers to be "mystery riders" on ART buses. Mystery riders are like secret shoppers. They ride the ART buses just like regular bus riders and report back to Arlington Transit about their experience. Mystery riders are needed to highlight positive riding experiences as well as issues that need improvement.

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July 20, 2016
Let ART 77 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 77 runs between Shirlington and Courthouse with service running every 30 minutes Monday thru Saturday. The route does not have Sunday service. On Saturdays, service starts at 7 am and runs until 11:54 pm.

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July 18, 2016
ART 43, 55 and 84 Schedule Changes, New ART Route, Effective August 21

Service and route changes will go into effect on August 21, for ART 43, 55 and 84. A new route, ART 54, will start service on Monday, August 22. The new route will connect the Dominion Hills neighborhood to the East Falls Church Metro station during weekday rush hours.

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July 18, 2016
Let ART 51 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 51 connects the Langston Brown, Tara-Lee Heights and Waycroft-Woodlanw neighborhoods to the Ballston Metro. The route also provides a connection from the Ballston Metro to Virginia Hospital Center. ART 51 runs every 30 minutes on weekends with service operating until midnight on Saturday and 10:30 pm on Sunday.

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July 11, 2016
Let ART 43 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 43 is a limited stop route that only stops at the Court House Metro, Rosslyn Metro, Crystal City Metro and the Crystal City VRE station. Service runs every 20 minutes on weekends and goes until midnight on Saturday and 10 pm on Sunday. 

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June 29, 2016
Let ART 41 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 41 connects the western portion of Columbia Pike with the Ballston, Clarendon and Courthouse neighborhoods. On weekends, take ART 41 to restaurants, movie theaters, farmer's markets and more!

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June 24, 2016
Let ART 87 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 87 runs every 30 minutes on weekends between Shirlington and Pentagon City. Learn more about the things you can do and see when you ride ART 87 on the weekend!

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June 24, 2016
Holiday Service on July 4 for Independence Day

ART will run holiday service on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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June 21, 2016
Let ART 55 Be Your Weekend Ride!

Let ART 55 be your weekend ride to shops, restaurants, parks and more! ART 55 travels down Lee Highway between the East Falls Church and Rosslyn Metro stations. Weekend service runs every 20 minutes during the day Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.

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June 16, 2016
Let ART 45 Be Your Weekend Ride!

The ART 45 route runs every 30 minutes on weekends between Columbia Pike and Rosslyn, stopping at Courthouse along the way. Find out some of the places you can visit and things to do when you ride ART 45 on the weekend.

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June 12, 2016
Temporary ART 43 Schedule Adds Mid-day, Evening & Weekend Service -- Effective June 18

Starting Saturday, June 18, 2016, ART 43 will provide service seven days a week, including weekday mid-day, evening and weekend service. The additional service will be temporary to provide a bus alternative for those traveling between Crystal City and points south and the Rosslyn and Courthouse Metro stations during Metrorail's SafeTrack maintenance project.

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June 6, 2016
Let ART 42 Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART 42 runs every 35 minutes on weekends between Ballston and Pentagon City. Along the way, the route travels through Clarendon and along Columbia Pike. Learn about some of the places you can visit and things to do when you ride ART 42 on the weekend.

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June 3, 2016
Learn about Arlington's Transit Future -- Open Houses June 7 & 9

Final recommendations for Arlington's Transit Development Plan (TDP) have been sent to the County Board for their review. It is anticipated that the Board will consider the TDP for approval at their July Board Meeting. Prior to the meeting, there will be several opportunities for members of the community to learn more about the TDP recommendations, as well as opportunities for providing comments to the Board. Open house will be held on both June 7 and 9 for community members to attend.

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June 3, 2016
Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride!

ART provides weekend service on ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87. Let ART be your weekend ride to restaurants, shops, park, movies and more! Learn more about where ART can take you.

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May 21, 2016
Holiday Service on May 30 for Memorial Day

ART will run holiday service on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day.

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ART 55 Schedule Changes Effective June 26

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

Read More
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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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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Weekend Road Closures for Taste of Arlington
ART 41, 42 & 51 Sunday Detour - May 21, 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

Read More
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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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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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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ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K
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