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Service AlertsRear Boarding and Free Fares Due to COVID-19: Bus riders will enter and exit all ART buses using the rear doors only. Customers who require the use of a wheelchair ramp can still enter the bus through the front door. Fare collection will be suspended on all ART buses. Learn more at ArlingtonTransit.com/rear-boarding View all ART Alerts

Service AlertsEast Falls Church, Virginia Square and Clarendon Metro Stations Closing on March 26: Starting Thursday, March 26, Metro will be closing the East Falls Church, Virginia Square and Clarendon Metro stations. This will impact riders of ART 41, 42, 55 and 77. Buses will stop at/near these stations, but riders will not be able to enter the stations to access Metrorail. Learn more at wmata.com. 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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