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Service AlertsReduced Service and Rear Boarding on ART Buses: ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55, 77 & 87 are operating Saturday schedules with some modifications. ART 43 is running every 20 mins. All other routes are not operating. Riders should enter and exit the buses using the rear door. Fare collection has been suspended on all ART buses. Learn more at ArlingtonTransit.com/covid19 View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsNew Phone Number for STAR Customer Call Center Effective June 1: Starting June 1, the STAR Call Center's new phone number will be 703-228-1900. The current number will not work after May 31. Full details: https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/star-phone/ View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsFace Coverings Strongly Recommended on ART Buses: For your safety and the safety of others, we strongly recommend all passengers wear face masks or face coverings while using ART. View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsReduced STAR Call Center Hours: Starting on Thursday, April 2, the STAR Call Center will operate on a reduced schedule. The Call Center will be open Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm and closed on Saturday. There are no changes to STAR service hours. Learn more at ArlingtonTransit.com/reduced-service View all ART Alerts

COVID-19 Service Changes and Information

For your safety and the safety of others, we strongly recommend all passengers wear face masks or face coverings while using ART.

Arlington Transit is closely monitoring COVID-19-related developments. To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, ART is operating reduced bus service, implementing rear-boarding, and suspending fares. Arlington Transit encourages social distancing on all buses and asks that riders use ART for essential travel only.

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.

 

Current Schedule

ART 414245515577 and 87 are operating on Saturday schedules 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 information is available for all operating routes. Schedule information can also be obtained by calling 703-228-RIDE (7433) or consulting the Arlington Transit website.

 

Rear Boarding and Free Fare 

ART bus riders should 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 is also suspending fare collection on all ART buses.

Riding ART is for essential travel only. Please stay 6 feet away from others when waiting for the bus and while on the bus. For your safety and the safety of others, it is strongly recommended that all passengers wear face masks or face coverings while using ART.

These measures have been put in place to protect bus operators and passengers and to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

 

STAR Service

STAR service will continue to provide normal service.

The STAR Call Center will operate on a reduced schedule. The Call Center will be open Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and closed on Saturday.

Passengers are requested not to schedule medical trips if showing signs of illness. Please speak with your medical provider first and make other transportation arrangements avoiding public transportation. 

STAR vehicle operators are wiping down seats and passenger areas after each trip and daily deep cleaning is occurring each night.

 

Cleaning Protocols for ART and STAR

ART and STAR are following these steps to keep passengers safe:

  • Educate vehicle 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. 
  • STAR vehicle operators are wiping down seats and passenger areas after each trip and daily deep cleaning is occurring each night.
  • Review cleaning protocols and encourage good personal hygiene habits

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

 

ART Updates

East Falls Church, VA Square and Clarendon Metro Stations Closing on March 26
Posted on 03/24/2020

Starting on Thursday, March 26, Metro will be closing 17 Metro stations in an effort to conserve critical resources and protect the health and safety of Metro employees and the public. Stations in Arlington that will be closed include East Falls Church, Virginia Square and Clarendon.

Rear Boarding and Free Fare on ART Buses Starting March 24
Posted on 03/23/2020

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.

Arlington Transit Bus Service Reduced Starting March 16
Posted on 03/14/2020

Beginning Monday, March 16, ART will provide service on a Saturday schedule. This is in response to COVID-19-related developments.

ART Takes Precautions, Prepares for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Posted on 03/06/2020

See the steps ART’s service provider is taking to keep passengers safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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