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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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May 16, 2016
Transit Service on Lee Hwy Meeting June 1

Arlington Transit staff will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, to discuss transit service on Lee Highway. Topics will include ART 55 bus service and draft recommendations for the 10 year Arlington County Transit Development Plan (TDP) that are relevant to the Lee Highway corridor.

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March 30, 2016
ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K

Due to detours for the weekly Crystal City 5K Fridays race, there will be service changes to ART 43 and 92 in effect on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

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March 1, 2016
Proposed Changes to Arlington Bus Service -- We Want Your Feedback!

Provide your feedback on proposed changes to ART and Metrobus routes in Arlington County. View the proposed recommendations and then take a short survey to tell us what you think. Your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan and the future of bus service.

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February 4, 2016
Help Shape the Future of Arlington's Bus Service

Arlington has developed draft recommendations to improve bus service in the County. Tell us how you feel about these improvements -- your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan.

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February 4, 2016
Holiday Service on February 15 for Presidents' Day

 ART will run holiday service on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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January 8, 2016
Holiday Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Jan. 18

ART will run holiday service on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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December 17, 2015
Holiday Service on December 24, 25 & January 1

 ART will operate holiday service on December 24, 25 and January 1.

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November 20, 2015
ART 55 is Coming to Lee Highway - Service Starts Dec. 13

The new ART 55 route will replace the portion of the Metrobus 3A route that runs along Lee Highway. ART 55 will start on December 13.

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November 12, 2015
ART 42 and 45 Schedule Changes Effective December 13, 2015

Schedule changes for ART 42 and ART 45 will go into effect on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

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October 23, 2015
Top Five Bus Lines in Arlington County

Mark these top five bus lines as favorites in Arlington County, you'll thank us later!

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October 19, 2015
Where Do You Want Bus Service to Go?

Attend one of the four open-house workshops to provide feedback on the County's Transit Development Plan (TDP). Workshops will be held on October 27, October 28, November 2 and November 4.

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October 1, 2015
Additional Information about the Proposed ART 55 Route

In response to questions and feedback about the proposed ART 55 route, Arlington Transit has put together a frequently asked questions document that provides information about the route, proposed service, transfer options and the ability to handle passenger loads.

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September 28, 2015
Another Successful Stuff-a-Bus Event!

The Stuff-a-Bus events this month were a huge success with a grand total of 10,818 pounds of food collected.

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September 25, 2015
ART 41, 42 & 77 Bus Stop Closures on Sept 26 for Clarendon Day

Due to road closures along Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Blvd. and N. Highland Street on Saturday, September 26, for the Clarendon Day Race and Festival, some ART 41, 42 and 77 bus stops in Clarendon and Courthouse will not be in service.

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September 17, 2015
ART Proposes Taking Over Portion of Metrobus 3A Route

 Arlington Transit has proposed taking over a portion of the Metrobus 3A route.

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September 16, 2015
Thank You for Making Stuff-a-Bus a Success!

 A grand total of 8,166 pounds of food was collected at the Stuff-a-Bus events held this past weekend!

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September 9, 2015
Help Stuff an ART Bus Full of Food Donations!

Arlington Transit is partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to fill an ART bus full of food donations.

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September 2, 2015
Top Bus Routes to Arlington's Urban Villages

So you want to explore Arlington, but don't want the hassle of looking for parking. Great! We think you should try the bus.

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August 26, 2015
ART Bus Series: ART 77 (Shirlington – Lyon Park – Courthouse)

Need a bus that connects Shirlington to North Arlington? The ART 77 can get you there!

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June 23, 2015
Opportunities to Provide Feedback on Proposed Changes to STAR Policies

Several revisions to STAR policies have been proposed to comply with the new federal regulations, improve scheduling and provide more STAR rides within available resources.

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June 23, 2015
Update: Proposed STAR Rider Guide Changes

Several revisions to STAR policies have been proposed to comply with the new federal regulations, improve scheduling and provide more STAR rides within available resources. The County Manager will consider all input regarding the proposed STAR policy revisions and set an effective date.

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June 3, 2015
ART 41, 43, and 87 Changes Effective July 6

Schedule changes will go into effect on July 6 for ART 41, 43, and 87.

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May 20, 2015
Where Do You Travel To?

 Tell us about a trip that you make on a regular basis that either starts or ends in Arlington.

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May 13, 2015
Proposed STAR Rider Guide Changes

Several revisions to STAR policies have been proposed to comply with the new federal regulations. Changes are summarized in the post. If approved, these changes would become effective by July 13, 2015.

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May 13, 2015
Still Time to Provide Feedback on Transit in Arlington

There's still time to participate in the Transit Development Plan survey.

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April 15, 2015
Arlington Transit Wants Your Feedback!

Arlington Transit is conducting a survey to get feedback regarding desired changes to ART and Metrobus service within Arlington County. 

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April 10, 2015
ART Bus Series: ART 87 (Pentagon Metro - Army Navy Drive - Shirlington)
ART Bus Series: ART 87 (Pentagon Metro - Army Navy Drive - Shirlington)

If you've been avoiding Shirlington because it doesn't have a Metro Station - then you've been missing out. Check out the latest in our ART Bus series and how you can quickly get to and from the Urban Village.

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April 6, 2015
Stand Up For Transportation Day April 9

On Thursday, April 9, Stand Up 4 Transportation and join people from around the Country in telling Congress that now is the time to invest long term in America's transportation network. Learn more and sign a petition at

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November 14, 2014
Three New, Larger STAR Vehicles

STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents, is putting three new, larger vehicles into service beginning Monday, November 17.

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November 7, 2014
Help Improve Transit Options Between D.C. and Richmond

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will be holding a public scoping meeting on November 13 to help shape the Washington D.C. to Richmond High Speed Rail plan.

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October 15, 2014
Ballston Metro Station Area Improvements Public Meeting

Arlington is redesigning the Ballston-MU Metro plaza and the operation of nearby streets. Join us at Central Library on November 3 to learn more.

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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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