Proposed Changes to Arlington Bus Service -- We Want Your Feedback!

March 1, 2016

The online survey is now closed.

We want your feedback on Arlington's draft recommendations to improve bus service in the County over the next 10 years. The proposal suggests changes to 36 ART and Metrobus routes by enhancing or restructuring their services. Tell us what you think about these proposed changes and how they could impact you. Your feedback will help shape the final recommendations of Arlington's 10-year bus plan and the future of bus service. 

What to Do:

1) Learn About the Proposed Recommendations. Below is a quick reference for the proposed changes to the ART bus routes. The proposed changes for Metrobus routes in Arlington can be found here.  

2) Provide Your Feedback. Once you've reviewed the proposed changes, take this short survey to let us know what you think. The survey will be available until March 11.

Proposed Changes to ART Bus Service

More information about the proposed changes to ART bus routes can be found here. Other proposed recommendations include replacing some Arlington Metrobus routes with ART routes and introducing on-demand bus service. Learn more.

ART 41 -- Increase rush hour frequency to every 10 minutes.

ART 42 -- Extend route to Crystal City. During rush hour, increase frequency to every 15 minutes and turn around every other trip at the Pentagon.

ART 43 -- Provide midday service with a frequency of every 12 minutes.

ART 45 -- In Phase 1, increase rush hour frequency to every 20 minutes and realign route to remove it from Columbia Pike and create more circulation within neighborhoods adjacent to the Pike. In Phase 2, increase rush hour frequency to every 15 minutes.

ART 51 -- Extend route to Marymount University and extend Sunday hours of service to 12:00 AM.

ART 52 -- Increase frequency during midday to every 30 minutes and extend weekday service until 10:00 PM.

ART 53 -- Eliminate route.

ART 55 -- In Phase 1, increase roundtrip runtime to 66 minutes. In Phase 2, increase rush hour frequency to every 10 minutes.

ART 61 -- Eliminate route and replace with the new ART 63 and ART 64 routes. ART 63 would be a new neighborhood circulator to connect Radnor/Ft Myers Heights and along 10th Street to both Rosslyn and Clarendon Metro Stations. ART 64 would be a new
neighborhood circulator to cover portions of the old ART 61 and connect neighborhoods along Lee Highway to Rosslyn. Both routes would have midday service with 30 minute frequencies.

ART 62 -- Realign route to connect Ballston to Lee Highway using N Quincy Street and N Utah Street. Provide midday service.

ART 74 -- Extend route to cover the Douglas Park neighborhood and start afternoon service at 3:00 PM. Discontinue service on S Walter Reed Drive between 16th Street and Columbia Pike.

ART 75 -- Increase rush hour frequency to every 20 minutes and improve midday/evening service to every 30 minutes. Add weekend service with a frequency of every 30 minutes.

ART 77 -- Extend route to Rosslyn. Increase roundtrip runtime to 72 minutes. Increase weekday service to start at 5:00 AM and end at 1:30 AM and rush hour frequency to every 20 minutes. Increase Saturday service to start at 5:45 AM and end at 1:30 AM. Add Sunday service from 5:45 AM to 12:00 AM with a 30 minute frequency.

ART 84 -- Restructure and convert into a neighborhood circulator that connects Nauck and the Shirlington Transit Center. Would provide midday service every 30 minutes.

ART 87 -- Increase rush hour frequency to every 10 minutes between Shirlington and the Pentagon and extend the route to Fairlington every other trip during rush hour for a frequency of every 20 minutes. During midday, evening, Saturday and Sunday service periods the route would be extended to Fairlington every trip with a 30 minute frequency.

ART 92 -- Extend route to Shirlington and the National Airport. During rush hour, provide 30 minute frequency between Shirlington and Crystal City and extend every other trip to the National Airport. Increase service to start at 4:30 AM and end at 10:00 PM.


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