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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 View all ART Alerts

ART Takes Precautions, Prepares for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

March 06, 2020

Arlington Transit (ART) has continued to monitor reports from the County’s Health Department and CDC regarding the risk regarding the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). On February 28, Arlington Transit began devising plans to address concerns associated with any potential outbreak.

ART’s service provider has taken the following steps to keep passengers safe:

  • Educate bus operators on the virus and the need to wash hands regularly and properly.
  • Distribute hand sanitizers for each employee.
  • Install hand sanitizer dispensers at all facility entrances.
  • Deep clean and sanitize 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. 
  • Review cleaning protocols and encourage good personal hygiene habits

While ART is taking these steps, we must emphasize that the most effective ways to prevent disease spread are things you do yourself. We strongly encourage everyone to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • If you're experiencing symptoms and have traveled to areas of concern (or have been in contact with someone who has), call ahead to your health-care provider before you go in person.

ART will continue to monitor COVID-19-related developments and take appropriate action in consultation with Arlington County, State, and Regional public health authorities.

Visit the CDC web site for more information.

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






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