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  • Proposed ART & STAR Fare Increases
    ART adult fare would increase to $2.00; half-fare for seniors, people with disabilities and students would increase to $1.00. STAR fares would increase by $0.50. Fare increases would help offset increased operating expenses. Other fare changes include extending the iRide half-fare program to elementary school students, and allowing personal care attendants to ride ART free when accompanying a MetroAccess rider. More info + how you can comment at https://tinyurl.com/kqw7jvo . This website will be updated with a Spanish translation as soon as possible.

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

May 6, 2014

On Tuesday, July 1, 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 (trips within Arlington County) will increase by 50 cents. This fare increase, recently approved by the County Board, will be the first fare increase for ART and STAR Zone 1 since 2010. The additional revenue generated from the increased fares will help offset increased contractual costs for operation and maintenance and the cost of additional ART bus services.

ART Fare Increase

The new ART bus fares effective July 1, 2014 will be:

 
 
 
Transfers Using SmarTrip Card*
ART Fares
Cash Fare
Fare w/
SmarTrip Card
ART to Metrorail or
Metrorail to ART
ART to ART or
ART to/from Metrobus
Adults
$1.75
$1.75
50¢ discount
Free
Senior Citizens (ages 65+)
85¢
85¢
50¢ discount
Free
People w/Disabilities
(w/WMATA ID or Medicare card)
85¢
85¢
50¢ discount
Free
Teens
(w/middle or high school ID)
 
85¢
Teens receive a 85¢ discounted fare on ART when paying with cash, a green iRide token or a Student iRide SmarTrip Card

*Transfers must be made within 2 hours

STAR Zone 1 Fare Increase

  • The fare for STAR Zone 1 will increase from $3.00 to $3.50 per trip starting July 1, 2014
  • The fares for Zone 2 ($5.00) and 3 ($9.00) will stay the same


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