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  • Water permitted on buses due to expected high temperatures
    Due to expected extreme high temperatures the next few days, riders are permitted to drink water while riding ART buses. Please use bottles or containers that can be tightly sealed (no open cups), and dispose of any waste in trash or recycling receptacles. Thank you for riding ART, and stay safe!

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The Accessibility of ART

November 29, 2017

Arlington Transit – ART strives to make riding the bus easy for everybody.

All ART buses:

  • Are fully accessible with wheelchair ramps and the ability to lower or kneel
  • Have two wheelchair securement areas, and priority seating for senior citizens and people with disabilities, near the front.
  • Announce all bus stops audibly and visually using an interior display and automated stop announcement system.

Bus Accessibility

Discounted fares for senior citizens and people with disabilities are available. All ART bus rides are free with a MetroAccess photo ID card. With a Senior SmarTrip card, senior citizens can ride ART for $1.00 (half-price).

Arlington County also offers several programs to help senior citizens and people with disabilities get around, including:

The Senior Transportation Brochure has information about additional programs offered in Arlington. (PDF)

Riding ART is an easy way to get around Arlington without a car and the hassle of parking.

Not sure which ART route to take? Use these handy tools to help you plan a trip, find the nearest bus stop and tell you when the next bus will arrive. Make sure you have a SmarTrip card to pay for your fare and to receive free bus-to-bus transfers within 2 hours of use.


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