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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

ART 53 Ballston - Old Glebe - East Falls Church

This route is currently not in service due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Visit the COVID-19 Service Changes and Information page to learn more about current ART service.


ART 53 operates between the East Falls Church and Ballston Metro stations during rush hours on Monday through Friday from 6:00 am – 9:14 am and 2:35 pm – 7:39 pm.

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    Effective 6/30/2019

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    ART 53 does not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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