How to Ride for Senior Citizens
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.
Programs for Seniors
Arlington County offers the following programs to help senior citizens get around:
- Senior Center Adult Transportation (SCAT) is a pre-arranged shared-ride service transporting Arlington seniors between home and a Senior Center in their area.
- Super Senior Taxi (SST) is a subsidized transportation program for Arlington County residents 70 years of age and over.
- The Senior Transportation Brochure has information about additional programs offered in Arlington. (PDF)