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November 16, 2018
Holiday Service on November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on both Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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November 15, 2018
ART 42, 74, 84 & 87 Pentagon City Bus Stop Relocation Starting Nov. 19

The ART 42, 74, 84 and 87 bus stop located at the Pentagon City Metro station will be relocated to S. Hayes St & 12th Street starting on Monday, November 19.

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November 1, 2018
Holiday Service on November 12 for Veterans Day

Arlington County will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate regular Sunday service on Sunday, November 11.

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October 25, 2018
ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 28 for Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 28, the ART 43, 45 and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The ART 45 and 55 bus stops in Rosslyn will be relocated to N. Oak St., between Wilson and Key Blvds.

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October 18, 2018
Ceremony on October 24 Acknowledging National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission will be holding a ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, acknowledging National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

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October 15, 2018
Service Delays on October 15

Service delays on October 15 on routes 53, 61B, 62, 75, 84 and 87 were a result of operator shortages and caused some trips to be missed. 

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September 28, 2018
Holiday Service on October 8 for Columbus Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

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September 26, 2018
Public Feedback on Proposed New ART Route and Service Changes

Arlington Transit (ART) is proposing several bus service changes that would go into effect starting Dec. 16, 2018. ART is requesting feedback on the proposed service changes and will take comments into consideration before finalizing the changes. Public comments can be provided via an online feedback form or at two public meetings being held in October.

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September 21, 2018
Detours on Sept. 22 for Clarendon Day and Fun Run

There will be several ART bus detours in Clarendon on Saturday, September 22, for the 2018 Annual Clarendon Day Festival and the Clarendon Day 10K/5K Run. Detours will affect the ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 55 and 77 routes.

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September 17, 2018
ART 41, 42, 43 & 75 Schedule Changes Effective September 30

Schedule changes will go into effect for the ART 41, 42, 43 and 75 bus routes starting on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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September 7, 2018
Free ART Bus Rides on September 20

In celebration of ART’s 20th Anniversary, everyone will ride ART for free on Thursday, September 20!

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September 5, 2018
Celebrating 20 Years of ART!

This fall Arlington is celebrating ART's 20th Anniversary of serving the County! Throughout the year Arlington Transit plans to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with events, rider appreciation days and some fun surprises.

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August 31, 2018
Stuff the ART Bus Food Drive on September 8 & 9

Help us stuff an ART bus full of food on September 8 and 9! Stuff the Bus events will be held at the Giant Food stores at Lyon Village and at Virginia Square. 

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August 22, 2018
Holiday Service on September 3 for Labor Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate and the ART customer call center will be closed.

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July 12, 2018
ART 41 Detour July 13 - 15 Due to Construction

Due to road closures on N. Randolph St. between Wilson Blvd and N. Glebe Rd, ART 41 will detour Friday, July 13, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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July 12, 2018
Possible ART Delays Starting July 16 Due to Pentagon Construction

Long-term construction work is being done at the Pentagon as part of the 395/Express Lanes project. New traffic patterns will be in effect on South Eads Street starting Monday, July 16, which may cause significant delays for ART buses entering and exiting the Pentagon.

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July 11, 2018
ART 43: Service Changes in Crystal City on July 17 - 18 and 19 - 26

Due to construction on South Clark Street in Crystal City, there will be some minor service changes to the ART 43 route on July 17 -18 and July 19 - 26. 

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June 25, 2018
Holiday Service on July 4 for Independence Day

ART will operate holiday service on Wednesday, July 4. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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June 20, 2018
Possible ART Delays Starting June 21 Due to Pentagon Construction

New traffic patterns will be in effect starting Thursday, June 21, which may cause delays for ART buses entering and exiting the Pentagon. ART rider alerts will be issued for delays on specific routes and trips.

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June 5, 2018
Public Statement From ART Regarding Maintenance Issues

Safety and operational reliability are top priorities of the ART Transit bus system.

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May 17, 2018
ART 54 and 92 Service to End on June 22

The last day of service for the ART 54 and 92 bus routes will be Friday, June 22, 2018. Both routes will provide service through the end of the day on June 22 and then cease operations.

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May 17, 2018
ART 41, 42: Weekend Detour for 2018 Taste of Arlington

Due to road closures for Taste of Arlington, ART 41 and 42 will detour on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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May 17, 2018
ART 41, 42: Sunday Detour for Girls on the Run 5K

Due to road closures for the Girls on the Run 5K, ART 41 and 42 will detour on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 8:15am to 10:15am.

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May 15, 2018
Holiday Service on May 28 for Memorial Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate and the ART customer call center will be closed.

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May 10, 2018
See the Art on the ART Bus Exhibit on May 12 at the Walk for the Animals

See the latest Art on the ART Bus exhibit on Saturday, May 12, at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington's annual Walk for the Animals event!

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May 9, 2018
Meet ART Bus Operator Nur!

 Meet Nur, an ART bus operator. See how he helps people go car-free in Arlington.

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May 2, 2018
Washington Boulevard Bus Stop Improvements Starting this Spring

Arlington is planning bus stop improvements along Washington Boulevard, between Sycamore Street in East Falls Church and the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Route 50 in Lyon Park. Construction is planned to start this spring and continue through summer 2019.

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April 3, 2018
ART 43 & 92 Service Changes on Fridays in April for Crystal City 5K
March 8, 2018
ART 41, 43, 45, 55: Detours on March 10 for Four Courts 4 Miler

Due to road closures for the Four Courts 4 Miler Race, detours will be in effect for ART 41, 43, 45 and 55 on Saturday, March 10 from 6:30 am to 11:00 am. 

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March 8, 2018
New Art on the ART Bus Exhibit Features a Colorful Pet Parade!

The new Art on the ART Bus Exhibit features a pet parade of playfully costumed dogs.

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February 21, 2018
Mechanical Issues Due to Unseasonably Warm Weather

Keeping the temperature on buses comfortable for everyone on board can be tricky – especially during the spring and fall, when the weather can be hot or cold and often changes quickly.

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February 16, 2018
Possible ART 42, 87 & 92 Delays Starting March 19 Due to Pentagon Construction

Long-term construction work is starting at the Pentagon. New traffic patterns will be in effect starting Monday, March 19, which may cause delays for ART 42, 87, and 92 buses entering and exiting the Pentagon. ART rider alerts will be issued for delays on specific routes and trips.

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February 5, 2018
Holiday Service on February 19 for Presidents Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. No other ART routes will operate and the ART Customer Call Center will be closed.

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January 2, 2018
Holiday Service on January 15 for Martin Luther King Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. No other ART routes will operate.

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December 11, 2017
Holiday Service on Christmas and New Year's Day

ART will operate holiday service on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1). On both days, ART 41, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate Sunday service. No other ART routes will operate.

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November 29, 2017
The Accessibility of ART

Arlington Transit -- ART strives to make riding the bus easy for everyone. All ART buses are fully accessible with wheelchair ramps and the ability to lower or kneel. Buses have 2 wheelchair securement areas and priority seating for senior citizens and people with disabilities. All stops are announced audibly and visually.

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November 27, 2017
New ART Bus Safety Policy -- No Turn on Red

Starting Monday, December 4, Arlington Transit – ART buses will no longer make right turns at red lights. This safety initiative is being instituted to reduce risk and the possibility of collisions.

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November 21, 2017
A Night Out is More Fun With ART

ART routes 41, 43, 45, 55, 75, 77 and 87 provide weekday service past 10 pm. On Saturdays, the routes run past 11 pm and, in most cases, until midnight or later. 

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November 15, 2017
Let ART Be Your Weekend Ride

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 provide weekend service that can take you to farmers’ markets, parks, restaurants, the mall and more!

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November 13, 2017
Holiday Service on Thanksgiving Day and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. On Thursday, November 23, ART will operate Sunday schedules. On Friday, November 24, ART will operate Saturday schedules.

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November 8, 2017
Ride ART. Relax. Repeat.

Tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? Ride the ART bus instead so you can avoid the stress of driving and relax.

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November 2, 2017
Ride ART the Smart Way

The SmarTrip card makes it easy to get around using transit. The rechargeable fare card works on ART, Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. There are several different types of SmarTrip cards to choose from, including the Senior card and the iRide Student card.

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November 1, 2017
Holiday Service on November 10 for Veterans Day

ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules on Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate normal Saturday service on Saturday, November 11.

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October 26, 2017
Visit the "Boo-gie" Bus on Saturday!

The “Boo-gie” bus will be at Barrett Elementary School this Saturday for riders, young and old, to checkout an ART bus and learn more about where ART can take you. The bus will be decorated for Halloween and candy will be provided for trick-or-treaters!

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October 25, 2017
The ART of Getting Around

New to Arlington or riding the ART bus? Learn about some handy tools to use to help you figure out how to get around Arlington using the bus!

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October 18, 2017
ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 22 for Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 22, the ART 43, 45 and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

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October 12, 2017
ART 43 -- Your Blue Line Alternative During Station Closures this Weekend

The Crystal City and National Airport Metro stations will be closed October 14 and 15 while Metro performs maintenance work on the Blue and Yellow lines. ART 43 is a convenient Blue line alternative for getting between Crystal City and the Rosslyn-Courthouse area.

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September 29, 2017
Holiday Service on October 9 for Columbus Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not run.

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September 26, 2017
New ART Light Maintenance Facility Open

On Tuesday, September 26, Arlington County celebrated the completion of the new Arlington Transit (ART) Light Maintenance Facility that's located at 3201 S. Eads Street.

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September 21, 2017
Detours on Sept. 23 for Clarendon Day and Sept. 24 for Fun Run

There will be several ART bus detours in Clarendon on Saturday, September 23, for the 2017 Annual Clarendon Day Festival and on Sunday, September 24, for the Clarendon Day 10K/5K Fun Run. Detours will affect the ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 55 and 77 routes.

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Holiday Service on November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving and the Day After

ART will operate holiday service on both Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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ART 42, 74, 84 & 87 Pentagon City Bus Stop Relocation Starting Nov. 19

The ART 42, 74, 84 and 87 bus stop located at the Pentagon City Metro station will be relocated to S. Hayes St & 12th Street starting on Monday, November 19.

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Holiday Service on November 12 for Veterans Day

Arlington County will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate. ART will operate regular Sunday service on Sunday, November 11.

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ART 43, 45 and 55 Detours on October 28 for Marine Corps Marathon

On Sunday, October 28, the ART 43, 45 and 55 routes will be detoured due to the Marine Corps Marathon. The detours will last from the start of service for each route until 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The ART 45 and 55 bus stops in Rosslyn will be relocated to N. Oak St., between Wilson and Key Blvds.

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Ceremony on October 24 Acknowledging National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Arlington County Disability Advisory Commission will be holding a ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, acknowledging National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 

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Service Delays on October 15

Service delays on October 15 on routes 53, 61B, 62, 75, 84 and 87 were a result of operator shortages and caused some trips to be missed. 

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Holiday Service on October 8 for Columbus Day

ART will operate holiday service on Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day. ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77 and 87 will operate Saturday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.

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Public Feedback on Proposed New ART Route and Service Changes

Arlington Transit (ART) is proposing several bus service changes that would go into effect starting Dec. 16, 2018. ART is requesting feedback on the proposed service changes and will take comments into consideration before finalizing the changes. Public comments can be provided via an online feedback form or at two public meetings being held in October.

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Detours on Sept. 22 for Clarendon Day and Fun Run

There will be several ART bus detours in Clarendon on Saturday, September 22, for the 2018 Annual Clarendon Day Festival and the Clarendon Day 10K/5K Run. Detours will affect the ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 55 and 77 routes.

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ART 41, 42, 43 & 75 Schedule Changes Effective September 30

Schedule changes will go into effect for the ART 41, 42, 43 and 75 bus routes starting on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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