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Service AlertsRider Capacity Restrictions Lifted on ART Buses Starting August 1: Starting Sunday, August 1, rider capacity restrictions will be lifted on all ART buses. Seats inside the buses will no longer be blocked off, and buses will not be limited to a certain number of passengers. If you see an ART bus that has the “Bus Full” sign displayed on the front between now and August 1, please call ART Customer Service at 703-228-7433 and let them know the bus number and route that is full. Operations will look into addressing the issue for service the next day. View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsFederal mask mandate for all transit riders now in effect: By order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all transit riders in the United States are now required to wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/face-mask-mandate-for-transit-users-effective-late-february-1/ View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 52, 55, 75, 77, 84 and 87 Operating Regular Service: ART 72 is operating a modified weekday schedule. ART 53, 61, 62 and 74 are not operating. Face masks are required on all ART buses. Learn more: ArlingtonTransit.com/Covid19 View all ART Alerts

How to Ride for Senior Citizens

Senior Discount

Citizens age 65 and older can ride the ART bus for half price ($1.00).

The bright yellow Senior SmarTrip card enables seniors (65+) to get discounted fare on ART, Metrobus and Metrorail. It works just like a regular SmarTrip card and fare is automatically deducted when the card is tapped on the fare box. The card costs $2. To purchase the card, seniors need to show a valid government issued photo ID with proof of age at either the Metro sales office at Metro Center station (enter at 12th & F Streets) or any Commuter Store.

Graphic: Senior SmarTrip Card artwork

Programs for Seniors

Arlington County offers the following programs to help senior citizens get around:

 

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