Urgent Service Updates
  • ART service for 3/22: Start with *Limited* service, add more as conditions permit
    On Thursday, March 22, ART will start the day with *Limited* service and increase service as conditions permit. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/y8vzpctc for a list of routes operating during Limited service. Additional alerts will be sent as the service level changes.
  • STAR service for Thursday, March 22, 2018
    All STAR trips before 9:00 am Thursday are cancelled with the exception of Dialysis. Call Ctr opens at 9AM. Call to Cancel or Reschedule. The federal government is opening 2 hours late due to sidewalk & street conditions.
  • ART service Update for today Wednesday 3/21/18
    ART is able to provide Severe Service levels. ART weather policy is at https://tinyurl.com/yb39yg3c - also at https://www.arlingtontransit.com/pages/about/severe-weather-policy/#Table As conditions deteriorate, this Alert will be updated.
  • STAR Service for Wednesday March 21, 2018
    STAR will provide dialysis rides today, 3/21/18 but may have delays. Other STAR rides are canceled and the STAR Call Center is closed today. OPM has decided that local federal offices are closed.

View additional alerts from ART and Metro.

Improve Your Health by Riding ART

October 26, 2010

You know that riding ART can make a positive impact on your wallet, but did you know that it can also have a positive impact on your health?

A recent study conducted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that using public transportation has many health benefits, including reduced chance of traffic related injuries, reduced exposure to pollution, increased physical fitness and reduced emotional stress.

If you think about it, it makes sense. By opting to take transit to work or school you reduce your chance of getting into a car accident and getting injured or even killed. It also means that less cars will be on the road, reducing the amount of pollution that is emitted into the air. Since ART buses run on compressed natural gas, your commute will be more air friendly than if you took other modes of transit.

Walking to and from the bus stop may not seem like much, but any physical activity you get during the day goes a long way to keeping you healthy and beats sitting in a car for long periods of time. Riding transit can also help reduce emotional stress (road rage anyone?) and help improve your access to economic, social, and recreational activities.

Now that you know a little more about the benefits of taking transit, check out the ART routes around Arlington and find one that works best for you.


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