Arlington Transit

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Arlington Transit
Arlington Transit logo.svg
Arlington Transit NABI 35 LFW.JPG
Arlington Transit NABI 35 LFW CNG at Pentagon City Station
Parent Arlington County, Virginia
Founded November 1998 (1998-11)[1]
Headquarters 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Service area Arlington County, VA
Service type Bus service
Alliance WMATA
Routes 17 [2]
Stations Shirlington Bus Station, Ballston–MU station
Fleet
[3]
Daily ridership 10,600 (Q1 2016)[4]
Annual ridership 2,939,100 (2015)[5]
Fuel type CNG
Operator National Express Transit Corp.
Website Arlington Transit

Arlington Transit (ART) is a bus transit system that operates in Arlington County, Virginia, and is managed by the county government. It includes part of the Pike Ride service along Columbia Pike, shared with WMATA. Most of its services are designed to connect city neighborhoods with nearby Metro stations. ART, under contract with the neighboring City of Falls Church, ran that municipality's GEORGE bus system from 2009 to 2010, which had served as a feeder to Metrorail stations at the east and west ends of that City, until the city's suspension of the service due to budget constraints.[6]

Routes[edit]

Route Terminals Major streets History Notes
41
Dinwiddie & Columbia Pike Court House Station Greenbrier St., Columbia Pike, Dinwiddie St., Glebe Road, Clarendon Blvd, Wilson Blvd a Pike Ride route[7]
42
Ballston–MU station Pentagon station (Weekdays) & Pentagon City station (Weekends) Wilson Blvd, Washington Blvd, South Courthouse Road, Columbia Pike [8]
43
Crystal City station Court House Station Crystal City VRE Station, Crystal City station, Rosslyn station and Court House station Service was expanded to seven days a week on August 21, 2016. limited stops. [9]
45
Dinwiddie & Columbia Pik Rosslyn station Columbia Pike, Clarendon Blvd, Wilson Blvd, Washington Blvd, South Courthouse Road [10]
51
Ballston-MU Metro station N George Mason Dr & Lee Highway N George Mason Dr, Washington Blvd, N Fairfax Dr [11]
52
Ballston-MU Metro station East Falls Church Station N George Mason Dr, Washington Blvd, N Fairfax Dr [12]
53
Ballston-MU Metro station East Falls Church Station N Quincy Rd, Military Rd, Williamsburg Blvd Runs as 53A, 53B, and 53W. weekdays only[13]
54
Dominion Hills Historic District East Falls Church Metro Station Wilson Blvd., McKinley Rd, Washington Blvd., N Livingston St Service started on August 22, 2016.[14] weekdays only[15]
55
East Falls Church Metro Station Rosslyn Metro Station Lee Hwy Route 55 replaced Metrobus 3A between the Rosslyn and East Falls Church Metro Stations on December 13, 2015.
61
Court House Station Rosslyn station N. Moore Street, N. Queen Street, Wilson Blvd., Veitch Street, 21st Street, Clarendon Blvd. weekdays only[16]
62
Court House Station Ballston–MU station N Quincy Rd, N Utah St, Lorcom Ln, N Kirkwood Rd, Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Blvd. weekdays only[17]
74
Pentagon City station Walter Reed Dr. & Columbia Pike Walter Reed Dr., Columbia Pike, South Barton St, 16th St, South 12th St, Quinn St a Pike Ride route, weekdays only[18]
75
Virginia Square Metro station Shirlington Station Wilson Blvd, N Kensington St., Carlin Springs Rd., 7th Rd. S, S Dinwiddie St., Columbia Pike a Pike Ride route, weekdays only[19]
77
Court House Station Shirlington Station Wilson Blvd., Clarendon Blvd., Washington Blvd., Walter Reed Dr., Arlington Mill Dr. Monday - Saturday only[20]
84
Pentagon City station Monroe St & 18th St S 19th St. S, S Nelson St., 24th St. S, S Glebe Rd. weekdays only[21]
87
Pentagon station (Weekdays) & Pentagon City station (Weekends) Shirlington Station Army-Navy Dr., S Glebe Rd. [22]
92
Pentagon station Long Bridge Park S Eads St., 12 St., Crystal Dr., Long Bridge Dr. weekdays only[23]

Fares[edit]

ART fleet of CNG-powered buses at Crystal City yard.

ART's fares are $1.75 for riders using cash or SmarTrip cards.[24] Students, senior citizens and disabled patrons only pay $0.85. As of January 4, 2009, ART no longer issues or accepts paper transfers. Riders must use a SmarTrip card to get the rail-to-bus discount or to transfer free from bus to bus. Starting September 3, 2013, students of Arlington Public Schools that attend a middle or high school may obtain an iRide Smartrip Card that allows students of Arlington County to ride ART Buses for $0.85.[25]

Fleet[edit]

Manufacturer Model Image Year Quantity Notes
Arboc Spirit of Mobility
a Kitsap Transit Arboc Spirit of Mobility
2011-2013 14 used on the 61 and 62 routes[26]
Designline EcoSaver
DesignLine EcoSaver
2011 3[27]
NABI LFW
NABI LFW
2007-2016 51[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Transit Development Plan: Fiscal Years 2011-2016" (PDF). Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Routes". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Transit Development Plan: Fiscal Years 2016-2021 Update" (PDF). Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Transit Ridership Report First Quarter 2016" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. May 19, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-17 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx. 
  5. ^ "Transit Ridership Report Fourth Quarter 2015" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. March 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-19 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx. 
  6. ^ "Arlington Takes Over GEORGE Bus" (PDF). June 26, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Columbia Pike-Ballston-Court House" (PDF). July 6, 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ballston – Pentagon" (PDF). December 13, 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "ART 43 Courthouse - Rosslyn - Crystal City". Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Columbia Pike-DHS/Sequoia-Rosslyn" (PDF). December 13, 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center" (PDF). November 9, 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center-East Falls Church" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ballston Metro-Old Glebe-East Falls Church-Westover" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "New ART 54 Route to Connect Dominion Hills & Madison Manor with East Falls Church Metro". August 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Dominion Hills–East Falls Church" (PDF). August 21, 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Rosslyn - Court House Metro Shuttle" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Court House Metro-Lorcom Lane-Ballston Metro" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Arlington Village - Arlington View – Pentagon City" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Wakefield H.S. – Carlin Springs Rd – Ballston" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Shirlington – Lyon Park – Court House" (PDF). July 7, 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "Douglas Park – Nauck – Pentagon City" (PDF). August 21, 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Pentagon Metro – Army Navy Drive – Shirlington" (PDF). July 6, 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "Crystal City – Long Bridge Park/Boeing – Pentagon" (PDF). September 8, 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Fares". arlingtontransit.com. Arlington County, Virginia. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". CommuterPage.com. Arlington County, Virginia. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "New Buses Join the ART Fleet". April 18, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "ART Debuting New CNG Electric Hybrid Buses". April 18, 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 

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