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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 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: View all ART Alerts


The STAR Call Center is operating on a reduced schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Saturday. There are no changes to STAR service hours.

STAR – Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents

STAR is the paratransit component of Arlington Transit – ART. ART provides public fixed route bus services in Arlington County. STAR serves Arlington residents who have difficulty using public fixed route transit due to the effects of age or disability. STAR is a shared ride paratransit service intended to provide a comparable level of transportation as provided by ART, Metrobus and Metrorail. STAR riders share trips if they are generally traveling in the same direction at the same time. Trips are scheduled, with a few exceptions, without regard to the purpose of the trip. All rides are arranged in advance through the STAR Call Center, or through STAR on the Web. STAR riders must preplan activities and schedule STAR trips in advance as same day service is generally not available.

STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents

Who May Use STAR?

Arlington County residents currently certified eligible for MetroAccess are automatically certified for STAR. If you have your MetroAccess ID but have not used STAR, please call the STAR Call Center at 703-228-1900 to make sure we have you in the database. Apply for MetroAccess and STAR.

STAR Business and scheduling office (Call Center): 703-228-1900

Note: The new phone number for the STAR Call Center is 703-228-1900.

  • Press “1” for reservation, cancellations, and trip information.
  • Press “2” for administration dept.

TDD (Virginia Relay Center): 711




Reach A Ride
Reach A Ride is an online search engine showing the multitude of transportation options for persons with disabilities, older adults, persons with limited English proficiency and low-income commuters. Use Reach a Ride’s searchable database – or their toll-free number – to locate a transportation provider in your area.

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, Inc. (ECNV) Travel Training
The ECNV Travel Training program is for persons with disabilities and/or older adults who want to learn to travel safely and independently using public transportation in the Washington Metropolitan Area

SeniorNavigator and disAbilityNavigator
For information on resources of interest to older adults and to persons with disabilities, please consult SeniorNavigator® and disAbilityNavigator.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Arlington County is committed to the laws and regulations set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Complementary local and regional transportation services are provided for the disabled community. To further emphasize our commitment and also provide a variety of services, Arlington has encouraged local taxi fleets to purchase accessible/lift-equipped vehicles through a variety of programs, and there are now about 23 such vehicles in the County. If a reasonable accommodation is needed under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please have your physician note the needed accommodation in writing -- including how long the accommodation is needed -- and send that request to STAR (see the Contact STAR section).  If the request is denied, you may appeal to the Arlington County Office of Human Rights at 703-228-7096 (voice/TTY) or visit their website.   

About Paratransit

The term paratransit means "alongside transit," including "public or group transportation, as by automobile, van, or minibus, organized to relieve the congestion of mass transportation." In the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, "paratransit" describes the many shared-ride alternative transportation options for persons with disabilities. Most area city and county governments have implemented, and are continuing to enhance, paratransit services for their residents based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. For information on the services provided by local area transportation systems visit's Paratransit page. For additional information on these systems, visit's Local Bus Systems page.

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