ART Features Free Fares for Fall

Published on September 29, 2023

People at an ART bus stop

Arlington’s bus transit system, ART, will provide free rides during weekday rush hours in morning and evening peak directions starting Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, and going through Dec. 25, 2023.

As part of Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC)’s Commuter Choice grant program, ART is encouraging commuters to choose public transit instead of driving in an effort to reduce congestion on I-66. Arlington County is supporting the additional free routes outside the I-66 corridor.

Riding Free

Passengers boarding ART buses in the direction with highest demand during morning and evening rush hours will find the fare boxes covered.

For example, there will be no charge on ART 45 toward Rosslyn during morning rush. In late afternoon/early evening, passengers will ride ART 45 free in the direction of Arlington Mill.

The full schedule for each route’s peak direction during morning and evening rush hours is available on the ART Fare Free Rush webpage.

Arlington has long been recognized as a leader in sustainability, offering residents, visitors and businesses a multi-faceted “Car-Free Diet” approach to travel across the County and Capital region. 

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