WHEREAS, Arlington Transit is celebrating its 20th year of serving the Arlington community; and
WHEREAS, Arlington Transit started with one route in 1998 and now has 15 routes; and
WHEREAS, Arlington Transit has grown to carry approximately three million passengers each year to work, home, shop, dine and play; and
WHEREAS, Arlington Transit supplements Metrobus with cross-County routes and neighborhood connections to Metrorail so residents can travel within Arlington and to outside jurisdictions; and
WHEREAS, Arlington Transit buses run on clean natural gas which helps to improve our air quality and conserve energy; and
WHEREAS, Arlington Transit buses are fully ADA accessible which makes it easier for people with disabilities and senior citizens to travel around the County; and
WHEREAS, traveling on Arlington Transit helps reduce traffic congestion and make Arlington a more livable place; and
WHEREAS, commuting on Arlington Transit benefits both employees and employers through reduced commuting and parking costs; and
WHEREAS, Arlington County is home to an expansive transit network, and Arlington Transit is a vital part of that network.
NOW, THEREFORE I, Katie Cristol, Chair of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, do hereby proclaim September 2018 as the month to celebrate
ARLINGTON TRANSIT 20TH ANNIVERSARY
and I urge all residents and those who work and visit Arlington to support ART and ride it to the many places it serves the community.