Arlington Bus Fares Increase July 1 - NBC4 Washington

Arlington Bus Fares Increase July 1

Additional revenue will be used to provide additional ART bus services



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    Riders of the ART and STAR buses in Arlington are facing higher fares, just days after the cost of riding Metro went up as well.

    Starting Tuesday, ART bus fares increased by 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for teens, people with disabilities and seniors.

    STAR Zone 1 trips (trips within Arlington County) went up by 50 cents. Fares for Zone 2 ($5) and 3 ($9) will stay the same.

    The increases, which were proposed in February, are the first for ART and STAR Zone 1 since 2010.

    The additional revenue generated will help offset higher contractual costs for operation and maintenance, and the cost of additional ART bus service, according to Arlington Transit,

    The increases come in the wake of fare increases for D.C. Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess riders. Like Arlington, Metro says they will use the extra revenue to pay for maintenance and additional services.

    For more information, and a breakdown of fare costs, visit Arlington Transit.