Feedback on Proposed ART 53 Changes

March 20, 2013

Arlington Transit appreciates all of the feedback customers provided on a recent survey and blog post about possible rerouting options for ART 53. Two route options were proposed and residents were asked to weigh in on which option they preferred.

Due to concerns raised by some of the neighborhoods along the proposed routes, it has been decided to leave the current ART 53 route as is and add a peak period extension to Westover. The peak period extension will go into effect on Monday, July 1. A third bus will be added to the route during morning and evening rush hours and buses will run every 30 minutes from the East Falls Church Metro to Westover. The peak period extension will serve Swanson Middle School, Westover Library and the apartment complexes off of Patrick Henry and Washington Blvd. 

During off peak times, buses will run every 70 minutes and will not travel to Westover. 

A new ART 53 timetable and route map will be available at by late June. 

Arlington Transit will continue to review route options for North Arlington and consult with residents on possible future changes.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and provided feedback. We appreciate you riding ART.


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