iRide for Arlington Students
Also see the How to Ride for Students page.
Your ride's here.
You've got places to go. People to see. Things to do. You just need a way to get there.
With ART, Metrobus and Metrorail you’ve always got a ride. No more begging your parents to take you everywhere. No more bumming a ride off your friends.
And the best part is, riding the bus or the train is actually really easy. Check out the links below to find out everything you need to know.
Student iRide SmarTrip Card
This card makes it easier for Arlington elementary, middle and high school students to get around. Starting August 29, 2022 ART bus rides are free with the card and it works as a regular SmarTrip card on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. Get your card!
APS Student Fare Free Program
Starting August 29, 2022, Arlington Transit has made all travel for Arlington Public School (APS) students on ART buses free with a registered Student iRide SmarTrip card. Students with existing Student iRide SmarTrip cards can automatically participate in the fare free program and do not need to perform any additional requirements. If a student would like the option to participate in the fare free program, but does not have a Student iRide SmarTrip card, they will need to either contact the Transportation Coordinator (TC) located onsite at their middle school or high school or visit a Commuter Store. (PLEASE NOTE: As of October 6, 2022, the Commuter Stores do not have iRide SmarTrip cards. Middle and high schools have iRide SmarTrip cards available for distribution.) The initial number of iRide SmarTrip cards available will be limited, but additional cards will be available in October. For additional details, please see Frequently Asked Questions.
Student iRide SmarTrip Card FAQs
Frequently-asked questions about the Student iRide SmarTrip Card.
Fill out this registration form prior to getting your Student iRide SmarTrip Card. Bring the completed with you to a Commuter Store or give it to your School Transportation Coordinator at your middle or high school.
Car-Free Near Me
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