Urgent Service Updates
  • STAR service Friday morning march 6, 2015
    All STAR trips before 10:00 am Today, Friday March 6 are cancelled with the exception of Dialysis. Call Ctr will open at 9AM. Call to Cancel or Reschedule. The federal government is opening two hours late today due to the weather.
  • ART will resume sergice at 7 am on March 6 2015
    ART will resume limited service on 41, 42,51,77,and 87 at 7 a.m. on Friday, March 6 with delays and detours expected Roads and sidewalks may be snow covered and slippery, please be careful.
  • ART Services
    ART Riders: Due to expected weather conditions (today) Thursday, March 5 - ART is running a Saturday service level on routes 41, 42, 45, 51, 77 & 87. We will continue to provide updates as things change. Please be safe, and have a wonderful day.
  • STAR Services
    STAR Riders: Due to the expected weather conditions for (today) Thursday, March 5, 2015 - The Star Call Center is closed. All rides have been cancelled including dialysis, due to dialysis center closings. Thank-You, and please be safe.
  • ART Stop Temporary Relocation
    ART Riders: Update: Beginning Monday, March 9th - ART stops 41, 42, and 62 located on Clarendon Blvd. at Highland, will temporarily be relocated west on Clarendon Blvd. to the far-side of Washington Blvd due to construction. We apologize for any inconvenience, and please have a wonderful weekend.

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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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