Urgent Service Updates
  • VRE Crystal City Stop
    VRE users: ART 43 & Metroway use the transit station on Crystal Dr. @ 18th - look Left as you face Crystal Dr; Look right for the ART 92 stop. ART 92 hasn't moved. ART 43 now operates every day except major holidays (like July 4th). Still every 10 minutes peak, otherwise every 20 minutes. New timetable is at www.arlingtontransit.com
  • ART 43: SafeTrack temporary schedule effective 6/18
    Effective Saturday, June 18, ART 43 will start operating on a new temporary schedule. Midday, evening, and weekend service has been added to provide a convenient north-south travel alternative during SafeTrack. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/zwc466l for more details.
  • ART 43, 92: Temporary relocation of Crystal City Metro stop
    Effective Wednesday, June 8, the ART 43 & 92 stop at Crystal City Metro will be moved 200 feet north, just before the overpass to S. Clark, due to construction at S. Bell St. & 18th St. S. Please allow a few extra minutes of travel time. The relocation is expected to last approximately four weeks. We apologize for the short notice, and thank you for riding ART.

View additional alerts from ART and Metro.

Proposed Fare Increase for ART and STAR Zone 1

February 20, 2014

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. This would be the first time that ART has increased bus fares and the STAR Zone 1 fare since 2010. View the fare increase proposal to the County Board.

 ART Bus Proposed Fare Increase

  • ART base fare would increase from $1.50 to $1.75
  • ART discounted fare for seniors, middle and high school students, and people with disabilities would increase from $0.75 to $0.85
  • If approved, the fare increase would go into effect on July 1, 2014

The additional revenue generated from the increased fares would help offset increased contractual costs for operation and maintenance and the cost of additional ART bus services.

If you can't attend the community meeting or public hearing, you can comment online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ARTFare

STAR Zone 1 Proposed Fare Increase

  • STAR Zone 1 fare would increase from $3.00 to $3.50 per trip
  • The fare for Zones 2 and 3 will stay the same
  • If approved, the fare increase would go into effect on July 1, 2014

The additional revenue generated from the increased fare would partially cover higher expenses from contractors supplying STAR services. 

If you can't attend the community meeting or the public hearing, you can comment online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/STARFare

Public Hearing and Community Meeting

The public will have three opportunities to comment on the proposed fare increases:

  • A Community Meeting will be held on March 10 at Central Library from 7 - 8:30 pm (view transit options to get there).
  • A Public Hearing about the proposed County budget for Fiscal Year 2015, including the fare increase, will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 7 pm in the County Board Room located on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington VA, 22201 (view transit options to get there).
  • Visit www.arlingtontransit.com/CBMProcedures to sign up to speak at the hearing or to comment on-line. You may also call the County Board Office at 703-228-3130. On-site registration will begin one hour prior to the start of the hearing.

  • Comment Online about the ART Fare Increase and the STAR Fare Increase.

If you would like an Arlington County Transit Representative to come speak to your Civic Association or Group, please contact Crystal House at chouse@arlingtonva.us or by calling 703-228-3545. You may also contact Steven Yaffe at syaffe@arligntontransit.com or by calling 703-228-3690.

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