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Service AlertsSunday Detours ART 41 & 42 - Clarendon Cup Bike Race: Due to street closures for the Clarendon Cup bicycle race, ART routes 41 & 42 will not be able to access Clarendon Metro Station or surrounding streets on Sunday, June 4, 2023 from start of service until 4:00pm. Both routes will utilize 10th St. N. to detour around the area. Route 41 & 42 passengers are encouraged to use a temporary stop on 10th St N at N Garfield St or other nearby stops in the Clarendon area. View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsRoute 55 Rosslyn Metro Bus Bay Temporary Relocation: To accommodate Metrorail Shuttles, from June 3rd-25th, 2023, the ART 55 will temporarily move service from Bay A to Bay E at Rosslyn Metro Station. View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsColumbia Pike Ongoing Construction Causing Delays: Passengers should expect delays daily on ART 41 & 45 due to ongoing construction projects along Columbia Pike. Our Operators navigate these areas with caution. View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsLengthy Pentagon Construction Project Expected to Cause Delays: Bus lanes @Pentagon Transit Center will be down to one lane with alternating traffic starting March 1, 2023 until July. This will cause delays on ART 42 & 87. View all ART Alerts

Federal Face Mask Mandate for Transit Users Effective February 2

February 01, 2021

A federal face mask mandate for transit users will go into effect at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 1, 2021. Travelers on airplanes and public transportation will be required to wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. The order was issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The order applies to passengers on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares. It says travelers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth while riding and while getting on and off rides. The order extends to waiting areas such as airports, train platforms, bus stops and stations and subway stations.

Arlington Transit already requires passengers and bus operators to wear a face mask or covering when using ART. Learn more about safety measures ART has put in place to keep riders and bus operators safe. 

Below are some CDC recommendations when selecting a mask.

Do choose a mask that:

  • completely covers the nose and mouth at all times.
  • fits snugly against the sides of your face and doesn't have gaps.
  • has two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric.

If you use a gaiter, wear one with two layers, or fold it to make two layers.

Don't choose a mask that:

  • does not fit properly or is worn in a way that does not cover both the mouth and nose.
  • is made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe, like vinyl or plastic.
  • has exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape.

Scarves, ski masks and balaclavas are not substitutes for masks.




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