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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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