Urgent Service Updates
  • 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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Transit Alert Signup

Use the form below to sign up for ART Alerts or to log in to change your preferences. Links to sign up for service alerts for other area transit systems and the Arlington Alert system (emergency alerts) are below the form.

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Returning Users

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New Users

Complete the form below to create your Transit Alerts profile. You must enter your email address and password. You can have alerts sent to your email address, your mobile device, or both. To begin receiving Transit Alerts, please respond to the confirmation email you will receive after submitting this form. If you are subscribing your mobile device, you will also receive a confirmation text message with a link to confirm that you can receive text messages from the Transit Alerts system.

NOTE: Many mobile providers offer free incoming text messaging; however, this may not be the case with your provider. If you are unsure, check with your provider to avoid incurring additional charges.



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Arlington Alert System

This text messaging service allows people who live or work in Arlington to receive emergency public safety and weather alerts via email, cell phones, pagers, and personal digital assistants. Sign up or find out more.