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Service AlertsART bus stop ID and real-time numbers to change starting 4/18: Beginning the week of April 18th, ART bus stop ID and real-time numbers will change from five digits to seven digits. The change will occur over several weeks as crews replace the numbers on the bus stop signs and flags. Until the changeover is complete, riders can enter either the current five-digit or new seven-digit stop numbers into ART’s Real Time information page on the ART website. The new seven-digit regional ID numbers will match the numbers in WMATA’s Metrobus system. This new system will provide improved real-time information to both ART dispatchers and the public. The change also means that the arrival by phone system will be unavailable until the software for the new system is updated. For more details, including examples of the current and new stop ID numbers, please visit https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/art-real-time-numbers-changing/ View all ART Alerts

Pike Ride

Pike Ride logoPike Ride is combined ART and Metrobus service on Columbia Pike and in the surrounding neighborhoods. The two services are coordinated to provide frequent, convenient service along the Pike. 

Diagrams of Columbia Pike Bus Routes 

Columbia Pike Limited Stop Schematic (PNG)

Columbia Pike Route Service Schematic (PNG)

ART Service

ART 41 -- Columbia Pike -- Ballston -- Courthouse 
ART 41 is the perfect commuting option for those who need to travel between the Columbia Pike west area and the Clarendon and Court House areas. Stops include Greenbrier St., Columbia Pike at Dinwiddie St., the intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, Ballston Common Mall, Clarendon Metro station, and Court House Metro station. 

ART 74 -- Arlington Village - Arlington View - Pentagon City
ART 74 serves those commuting from the Arlington Village and Arlington View areas to the Pentagon City Metro Station during weekday morning and afternoon rush hours.

ART 75 -- Shirlington - Wakefield H.S. - Carlin Springs Rd. - Ballston - Virginia Square
ART 75 is a great option for those who need to travel between Ballston-Virginia Square and Shirlington. Key stops along the ART 75 route are in the Bluemont, Carlin Springs, Arlington Mill, and Columbia Forest neighborhoods, Wakefield High School and the Shirlington Bus Station.

Metrobus Service

Metrobus 16A – Annandale - Pentagon Metrorail Station (PDF)
16A operates all day, every day between Annandale and Pentagon Metrorail Station. The route serves limited stops along Columbia Pike in Arlington County at Greenbrier St, Four Mile Run Dr/Buchanan St, George Mason Dr, Oakland St, Glebe Rd, Walter Reed Dr, Barton St, Courthouse Rd and Orme St. and all stops along Army Navy Dr and Joyce St.

Metrobus 16C – Culmore - Pentagon Metro Station (PDF)
16C operates all day, every day between Culmore and Pentagon Metrorail Station. During weekday rush hours, every other trip will serve Federal Triangle. The route serves limited stops along Columbia Pike in Arlington County at Greenbrier St, Four Mile Run Dr/Buchanan St, George Mason Dr, Oakland St, Glebe Rd, Walter Reed Dr, Barton St, Courthouse Rd and Orme St. and all stops along Army Navy Dr and Joyce St.

Metrobus 16E – Culmore - Pentagon City Metro - Pentagon Metro (PDF)
16E operates 7 days a week between Culmore, Pentagon City and Pentagon Metrorail stations and Franklin Square. The route serves all stops along Columbia Pike in Arlington County. Service includes late night weekdays after 10 pm, early morning weekends before 8 am and late night weekends after 10 pm.

Metrobus 16GH – Arlington Mill - Pentagon City Metro (PDF)
16G and 16H provide frequent service between Arlington Mill and Pentagon City Metrorail station. During weekday rush hour, service will operate every 12 minutes (combined service is every 6 minutes during rush hour). During non-rush hour, service operates every 24-30 minutes (combined service is every 12-15 minutes). 16H operates all day, every day to Skyline City.

Metrobus 16L – Annandale-Skyline City - Pentagon (PDF)
Metrobus 16L operates along Columbia Pike and I-395 between Pentagon Metro station and Annandale, serving Pentagon City, Baileys Crossroads and Skyline City.

Metrobus 16Y – Columbia Pike-Farragut Square (PDF)
The 16Y operates along Columbia Pike between Barcroft (Columbia Pike & Four Mile Run Dr.) and McPherson Square in Washington D.C.

Which Bus Should You Take?

If you need to connect to Metrorail, you can take any Pike Ride bus, because they all go to a Metrorail station. All Pike Ride bus stops are clearly marked and have route information. Metobus16 G,H Arlington buses (Pentagon City service) are easily identified by the distinctive Pike Ride logo and advertising on the sides. Most important, always check the bus marquee. The marquee gives you the bus route number and destination.