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3 Ways to Bike While Practicing Social Distancing

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has made a significant impact on bicycling events and activities around Arlington. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ride your bike around the block, on nearby trails, or on low-stress streets. Brush Up on Your Bike Skills Since the gyms are closed, this is a great time to ride your...
Apr. 3, 2020, BikeArlington

WFH the ATP Way

Telework’s popularity has soared recently, as everyone is social distancing and staying at home to flatten the curve. Some may be seasoned work-from-home (WFH) professionals, while others may be struggling with technology issues or adapting to the sudden isolation from coworkers. Our team at Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is no different. Here’s a list of tips and tricks that helps us stay on track as we stay safe at home.
Apr. 2, 2020, ATP

East Falls Church, VA Square and Clarendon Metro Stations Closing on March 26

Starting on Thursday, March 26, Metro will be closing 17 Metro stations in an effort to conserve critical resources and protect the health and safety of Metro employees and the public. Stations in Arlington that will be closed include East Falls Church, Virginia Square and Clarendon.
Mar. 25, 2020, ART

Rear Boarding and Free Fare on ART Buses Starting March 24

Starting Tuesday, March 24, Arlington Transit – ART bus riders will enter and exit all ART buses using the rear doors only. Customers who require the use of a wheelchair ramp can still enter the bus through the front door. ART will also be suspending fare collection on all ART buses since the farebox is located at the front door.
Mar. 24, 2020, ART

What Makes a Transit Trip “Essential?”

Any person can legally ride DC-area public transit for any purpose, but in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic the region’s transit providers have significantly curtailed service and instructed the public that the portion of the system still operating is for essential trips only. Following a series of cuts during the week of March 16...
Mar. 23, 2020, Mobility Lab

Navigating the Summer Metro Shutdown

As part of WMATA’s Platform Improvement Project, the Vienna, Dunn Loring, and East Falls Church Metro Stations will be closed from May 23 through September 7. West Falls Church Metro Station will remain open as both Silver and Orange Line trains can pass through the closed stations but will not stop at them. We take a look at how your business can avoid any disruption to your employees’ daily commutes.
Mar. 19, 2020, ATP

How to Celebrate National Walking Day While Social Distancing

In consideration of the COVID-19 outbreak, Arlington Transportation Partners and WalkArlington have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual National Walking Day events scheduled on April 1, 2020. To ensure the health and safety of our event partners, participants, and our entire community, we encourage everyone to stay active while following social distancing measures recommended by the CDC and public health authorities. Earlier this week, Governor Ralph Northham emphasized that “everyone must play a role to help flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of this virus, and that starts with social distancing.”  
Mar. 19, 2020, ATP

Tim and Celia Miner: A Walking Love Story

When Tim Miner first got interested in walking, he had an ulterior motive: He wanted to get to know the woman he would eventually marry. They met at a conference in Illinois, where she was stationed at Scott Air Force Base. He asked her if they could get together that weekend, but Celia had other plans. An officer in the base’s volksmarching (walking) club, she was organizing a walk that Saturday.  “We...
Mar. 17, 2020, WalkArlington

Coronavirus: Prepare Your Workforce for Business Disruptions

On February 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for businesses to prepare for the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. The situation has escalated with the CDC recommending social distancing and many organizations moving their workforce to telework. WMATA is also further reducing Metro trips to only serve essential trips only beginning March 18, 2020. These emergency preparedness strategies can be used to prevent cold and flu-related absences year-round. See how your organization can manage employees switching to new working conditions.
Mar. 17, 2020, ATP

Arlington Transit Bus Service Reduced Starting March 16

Beginning Monday, March 16, ART will provide service on a Saturday schedule. This is in response to COVID-19-related developments.
Mar. 14, 2020, ART

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