ART 55 is Coming to Lee Highway - Service Starts Dec. 13

November 20, 2015

A new ART route is coming to North Arlington, to replace the portion of the Metrobus 3A route that runs along Lee Highway. The WMATA Board of Directors gave final approval for the changeover on November 19. The new service, ART 55, is scheduled to start on Sunday, December 13.

The goals of this change are to provide more reliable bus service along Lee Highway in Arlington, to add more frequent service during middays and weekends and to lower the County’s operating costs, since ART bus service is less expensive to operate than Metrobus.

ART 55 will connect two Metrorail hubs - East Falls Church and Rosslyn - and will serve the same bus stops in Arlington as the 3A. During weekday peak periods ART 55 service will run every 12 minutes – the same level of service the 3A provides today. But the biggest improvements will come during middays and weekends, when ART 55 will run more frequently than the 3A does now. Service will include:

  • Every 15 minutes midday (compared to every 30 minutes for the 3A)
  • Every 20 minutes during the day on Saturday (compared to every 30 minutes for the 3A)
  • Every 30 minutes nights and Sundays (compared to every hour on Sunday for the 3A)

View the ART 55 schedule that will go into effect on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. (PDF)

Additional information can be found in the frequently asked questions. (PDF) 


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