New ART Route and Schedule Changes Effective December 16
November 19, 2018
Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on the proposed new ART route and service changes that will go into effect Dec. 16 and 17. Several people attended our two October public meetings and more than 260 responses were received via our online feedback form.
Arlington Transit reviewed all of the feedback that was received and took it into consideration before making final decisions about the service changes.
Summary of feedback
The majority of respondents were in favor of the proposed new ART 72 route and didn’t have objections with the eight new bus stop locations along North Glebe Road. The majority of respondents also were in favor of extending ART 45 Sunday service and increasing weekday rush hour frequency, and supported the proposed service adjustments for the ART 55, 74, 84 and 87 routes.
Arlington Transit made several adjustments to the proposed service changes based on the feedback we received:
- Respondents were against reducing ART 52 frequency to every 35 minutes and felt that was too long of a wait between buses. In response, service frequency will remain at every 30 minutes and no schedule changes will be made.
- Respondents were also against reducing ART 77 frequency to every 35 minutes. As a result, service frequency will not be reduced and an additional bus will be added during peak rush hours so peak service will be every 25 minutes.
Several residents were concerned about increased traffic along North Barton Street. Arlington Transit will evaluate route changes within the Lyon Park community as part of the June 2019 service change.
See below for more information about the ART service changes that will go into effect on Sunday, Dec. 16 and Monday, Dec. 17.
NEW ART 72 Route
The new weekday service will operate between Williamsburg/North Glebe Road, Ballston and Shirlington via N/S George Mason Drive. This new route, along with Metrobus 22A/C, will bring more frequent service between Ballston and Shirlington. The ART 72 schedule will be available soon.
ART 72 Service Hours:
Weekday service: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Peak frequency: every 20 minutes
Off-peak frequency: every 30 minutes.
NEW ART 72 Bus Stop locations
As part of the ART 72 route, eight new bus stops will be installed along North Glebe Road between 36th Street North and 25th Street North. The locations of the new bus stops are:
Northbound Bus Stops:
N Glebe Road & North of Old Dominion Drive
N Glebe Road & 32nd Street N
N Glebe Road & N Albermarle Street
N Glebe Road & N Abingdon Street
Southbound Bus Stops:
N Glebe Road & 35th Road N
N Glebe Road & 33rd Road N
N Glebe Road & Rock Spring Road
N Glebe Road & Old Dominion Drive
Service Changes to Existing ART Routes
Service changes will go into effect for the ART 45, 55, 74, 77, 84 and 87 routes on Sunday, Dec. 16 and Monday, Dec. 17
|ART 45||Sunday evening service will operate until 11:05 pm. Weekday peak service frequency will be increased from 25 minutes to 20 minutes.|
|ART 52||No schedule changes will be made at this time.|
|ART 55||The weekday schedule will be slightly adjusted to improve on-time performance. Evening service frequency will be reduced from 12 to 13 minutes.|
|ART 74||Slight time adjustments will be made to the weekday schedule to improve on-time performance and coordinate layover space with ART 84 route.|
|ART 77||Weekday service frequency will remain at every 30 minutes with peak rush hour service being every 25 minutes. Mid-day service frequency will remain every 30 minutes.|
|ART 84||Evening service frequency will be every 20 minutes.|
|ART 87||Slight time adjustments will be made to the weekday schedule to improve on-time performance and coordinate layover space with the ART 42 route.|
All schedules will be posted on the ART website two weeks prior to the service change and also on the individual route pages.
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