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Learn more about some of the transit projects and studies taking place in Arlington County. See a more complete list of projects on Arlington County’s website.
2013 ART Ridership Survey Results
The Arlington Transit (ART) Ridership Study is a regular assessment of who ART's customers are, how they use ART bus service, their satisfaction with current service and changes that ART could make to improve that satisfaction. The 2013 study is a follow-up to the 2008 ART Rider Study. Key findings from the 2013 study include:
- Satisfaction with current ART service is high among riders
- Trip purpose is skewed towards commuting, but riders use ART for a variety of trip purposes
- ART riders want more service frequency and span so that riding the bus is more convenient
- ART serves customers that are diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, income and access to different modes of transportation
The following links provide more detailed information about the survey results and talk about how the survey was conducted:
Transportation Development Plan (TDP)
Arlington, Virginia Transit Development Plan: Fiscal Years 2015-2020 Update
The 6 year draft update to the Arlington County Transit Development Plan (TDP) has been approved. Arlington County appreciates the suggestions received from so many transit users. Please review this document (PDF, Adobe Reader required). While service recommendations for next year were limited due to constrained financial resources, many suggestions were included in the following years. We will ask for your suggestions again next Spring, as we prepare for the next annual TDP update.
Key Findings from TDP Survey
All Arlington County Residents, Business Owners, Commuters, and the Community at large were invited to participate in a Transportation Development Plan Survey during the spring of 2013. The initial survey was administered during a Community Forum held in the National Navy League Building in Arlington Virginia. The process for updating Arlington County’s 6-year Transit Development Plan was explained, as well as an opportunity to solicit suggestions for expanded or new services through the survey and work stations. Five Arlington County Staff members as well as one representative of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) were present The survey instrument used 12 questions to learn about potential updates to the Transportation Development Plan. This same survey was made available online a week following the public meeting. There will be another meeting in the fall to present the final update of the plan. The following link provides a list of key findings based on responses. Learn More.
A full report on the findings from the Transportation Development Plan outreach process is available here:
Arlington County Transit Transportation Development Plan 2013 Survey Summary (PDF, 655 KB, Adobe Reader required)
Rosslyn Metrorail Station Access Improvements (RASI) Project
As part of the RASI project an additional entrance for the Rosslyn Metro station will be constructed as well as a private office development at 1812 N. Moore St., immediately adjacent to the station. Learn more about the project.
Crystal City/Potomac Yard Transit Improvements Implementation Project
The purpose of this project is to provide high-capacity and high-quality bus transit services in the five-mile corridor between the Pentagon and Pentagon City in Arlington County and the Braddock Road Metrorail Station in the City of Alexandria. The project is jointly sponsored by Arlington County and the City of Alexandria in cooperation with WMATA and DRPT. Learn more.
Crystal City Streetcar Project
Through the Crystal City Streetcar Project, Arlington County is studying the environmental effects and developing conceptual engineering for a new, modern streetcar line that connects Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yard as a complement to other transportation improvements. Learn more.
Crystal City Station Access Study
The purpose of the study is to develop feasible alternatives for enhanced access to Metrorail at the Crystal City Metrorail Station including a potential second entrance. Learn more.
Ballston Station Multimodal Study
This study will identify, analyze and recommend enhancements that will encourage safer and smoother pedestrian and transit circulation and will improve the design of the Ballston Metro plaza for all users. Learn more.