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.

NEW Student SmarTrip Card

August 26, 2013

Arlington Transit is introducing a new SmarTrip card that will make it easier for middle and high school students to get around. The Student iRide SmarTrip card lets teens ride ART buses for a discounted fare of 85 cents. The card also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems that accept SmarTrip. The student discount only applies to ART.

Why Get One?

It Saves Money. ART bus rides only cost 85¢ with the card

It's Easy. It's just like a regular SmarTrip card that works on Metrobus, Metrorail, ART and other buses.

It's Convenient. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or buying a paper Metrorail pass.

The card can be purchased for $2.00 at the Commuter Stores located in Ballston, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Crystal City and the Mobile Commuter Store which travels throughout Arlington. Only middle and high school students who attend school in Arlington can use the card. The student must be present at the time of purchase and show their student ID (or other form of ID). The card will expire on the student's 19th birthday.

The artwork on the card was designed by Arlington student Daniel Grumbles who will be starting 9th grade at Washington-Lee High School this year.

Learn more about the Student iRide SmarTrip card on the iRide website.

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