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Service AlertsART bus stop ID and real-time numbers to change starting 4/18: Beginning the week of April 18th, ART bus stop ID and real-time numbers will change from five digits to seven digits. The change will occur over several weeks as crews replace the numbers on the bus stop signs and flags. Until the changeover is complete, riders can enter either the current five-digit or new seven-digit stop numbers into ART’s Real Time information page on the ART website. The new seven-digit regional ID numbers will match the numbers in WMATA’s Metrobus system. This new system will provide improved real-time information to both ART dispatchers and the public. The change also means that the arrival by phone system will be unavailable until the software for the new system is updated. For more details, including examples of the current and new stop ID numbers, please visit https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/art-real-time-numbers-changing/ View all ART Alerts

ART Bus Service to Increase Starting on August 23

August 07, 2020

Starting on Sunday, August 23, Arlington Transit will increase bus service. The majority of service will be restored to pre-Covid levels while Arlington Transit continues to take precautions to keep passengers and operators safe.

ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate regular Sunday service on August 23 and operate regular weekday service starting on Monday, August 24.

ART 43, 75 and 77 will operate regular weekday service starting on Monday, August 24.

ART 72 will continue to operate a modified weekday schedule. (PDF)

ART 52 and 84 will start operating regular weekday service on Monday, August 24.

ART 53, 61, 62 and 74 will remain out of service.

ART 55 and 87 will have minor weekday schedule changes that will go into effect on Monday, August 24. View the new weekday schedules.

 

When riding ART, all passengers must:

  • Wear a face mask or face covering while on the ART buses.
  • Enter and exit all ART buses using the rear doors. Customers who require the use of a wheelchair ramp can still enter the bus through the front door. Fare collection will remain suspended on all ART buses.
  • Practice social distancing at the bus stops and on the buses when possible.

To keep passengers and operators safe and help slow the spread of COVID-19, Arlington Transit is taking the following steps:

  • Cleaning and sanitizing the buses throughout the day.
  • Deep cleaning and sanitizing all buses thoroughly at the end of each night by using approved disinfectant to wipe down all stanchions, hand rails, passenger seats, windows and all components in the driver’s area. 
  • Sanitizing the HVAC system on the buses with a cleaning agent designed to kill germs and prevent them from being recirculated in the bus.
  • Placing signage on seats to block them off to create more space between passengers.
  • Requiring all passengers to wear a face mask or covering while on the bus.
  • Adding more buses into service to prevent crowding.

Watch the video to learn more about what Arlington Transit is doing to keep passengers and operators safe:

 

 

Visit Arlington County's web site for information from the Arlington County Public Health Division.

 

 


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