Transit Development Plan (TDP)


County Board approves new transit plan

On July 16, 2016, the Arlington County Board unanimously adopted a new Transit Development Plan (TDP) which provides a road map for Arlington Transit (ART) and Metrobus service improvements through 2026. Read the press release

Responding to community concerns that the planned service improvements may not support the Columbia Pike corridor’s growth and revitalization, the Board directed the County Manager to explore improvements such as customized bus vehicles, larger buses and more frequent off-peak service that could encourage more people to use transit.

FY 2017-2026 Transit Development Plan

Annual Status Updates

About the TDP

The Transit Development Plan is a State-required study of the County’s transit service. It helps identify transit service needs, prioritize improvements and determine the resources required for implementing modified or new service. The plan also provides a foundation for requests for State funding, one of the County’s main funding sources for transit. The TDP builds upon the goals and policies adopted by the County Board in Arlington’s Master Transportation Plan and the associated Transit Element.

The TDP is updated every six years, and the State requires annual status updates. The new FY 2017-2026 Transit Development Plan was submitted to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation in 2016.