Arlington Transit (ART) bus service

The Arlington government offers Arlington Transit (ART) bus service through a contract with a private provider. (Arlington government photo)

The Arlington County government is moving forward with planning for reconstruction of its Arlington Transit (ART) operations and maintenance facility, located on Shirlington Road in the Four Mile Run/Green Valley area.

County Board members have been asked to approve a contract of roughly $3.9 million for planning, design and construction-administration services for the $81 million project. Stantec Architecture is receiving the contract.

County officials had been leasing the 2.5-acre site for storage and operation of the ART bus fleet before purchasing it for about $24 million. When construction of the modernized facility begins, county officials will need to find a temporary location for bus maintenance and storage.

Community feedback on the project will be sought through fall and winter, county officials said.

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CJE

More fire-aim-ready transit "planning" before Arlington County government knows how many years it will take before transit passenger volume recovers to the level of a year ago.

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