Rear Boarding and Free Fare on ART Buses Starting March 24
March 23, 2020
Starting Tuesday, March 24, Arlington Transit – ART bus riders will enter and exit all ART buses using the rear doors only. Customers who require the use of a wheelchair ramp can still enter the bus through the front door. ART will also be suspending fare collection on all ART buses since the farebox is located at the front door.
These measures are being put in place to protect bus operators and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ART will continue to take precautions to keep passengers and bus operators safe, including deep cleaning and sanitizing all buses thoroughly at the end of each night.
Arlington Transit encourages social distancing on all buses and asks that riders use ART for essential travel only.
ART will continue to operate Saturday service on ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 with the following changes:
- ART 42 & 87 will terminate at the Pentagon instead of Pentagon City
- ART 45 will start 1 hour early at 6:30 am
- ART 43 will operate every 20 minutes from 6 am to 11 pm following its weekday route
All other ART routes will not operate.
Real time schedule information will not be available for the ART 42, 43, 45 and 87 routes. For all schedules, please call 703-228-RIDE (7433) or consult the Arlington Transit website.
STAR service will continue to provide normal service.
ART and STAR services will be monitored daily and may be subject to change in response to the latest conditions.
Visit Arlington County's web site for information from the Arlington County Public Health Division.
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