Arlington Transit to Implement Fare and Route Changes Starting July 1

Published on June 13, 2024

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Starting Monday, July 1, Arlington Transit (ART) will increase fares, discontinue three routes, and add a new route in north Arlington.

Fare Increase

Fares on ART and the paratransit service STAR (Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents) will rise to stay consistent with increasing Metrobus fares.

The ART regular fare will increase from $2 to $2.25. The ART discounted fare for seniors, passengers with disabilities and students in kindergarten through high school paying cash will increase from $1 to $1.10. (Students riding with a registered iRide SmarTrip card will continue to ride for free.)

STAR fares will also change according to zones:


Previous Fare

New Fare (starting July 1, 2024)

Zone 1



Zone 2



Zone 3



Route Changes

Three weekday routes in north Arlington – ART 53, ART 61 and ART 62 – are being discontinued. The last day of service for the three discontinued routes will be Friday, June 28.

The new ART 56 Military Road-Rosslyn Metro route will provide peak hour, weekday service with stops in Rosslyn, North Rosslyn/Fort Radnor Heights, Courthouse, Clarendon, North Quincy Street/Military Road and North Glebe Road. Key destinations along ART 56 include Madison Community Center, Washington-Liberty High School, Quincy Park, Dorothy Hamm Middle School, the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, and the Cherrydale and Arlington Central libraries.

The new route will begin service on Monday, July 1.

The service changes were part of the Arlington County FY 2025 Operating Budget, adopted by the County Board in April 2024.