We Want to Hear from YOU about ART 53

June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012 -- Arlington Transit is considering possible service and route changes for ART 53 and would like to hear from you, Arlington residents, about how the service could be improved. A community meeting will be held on Monday, June 11, for residents to attend and voice their ideas and opinions.

The meeting will be held:

Monday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm

Nottingham Elementary School Library

5900 Little Falls Rd

Arlington VA, 22207

Arlington Transit is considering many options for ART 53. There needs to be an additional peak period bus to guarantee 30-minute service frequencies. To justify adding a bus, however, ridership needs to increase at the same time. For reference, the current minimum standard for cost recovery on ART 53 is 20%. Last quarter, ART 53 only recovered 15.4% of operating costs.  For the meeting on Monday, there will be blank maps of the area for folks to draw potential changes to the route for better neighborhood coverage. We’d like to hear what members of the community think will work. We will be providing ridership statistics and boarding numbers by bus stop at the meeting, and these will be posted online as well.

Can't attend the meeting? Feel free to leave comments on this post or fill out an online ART Service Comment Form.

We appreciate your input.

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