Transportation Information

Transportation Choices

Arlington Public Schools encourages its communities to utilize health, green transportation options when traveling to and from APS schools and sites. Promoting these options is the focus of APS Go!, a community-wide, school-driven process that raises awareness and provides incentives, information and encouragement related to walking, biking, transit, car/vanpooling and school busing. Using these different modes to get to school make us healthier, activates our brains, helps us build community, share experiences, save money, and help the environment. It’s a win-win for everyone!

 In addition to the Multimodal Planning Maps, APS families and employees can use the following resources to help plan travel on bike, on foot, on the bus or in carpools. Be sure to test out different options to find the one(s) that fit you best, and try them on a day when you aren’t in a rush.

Be on the lookout for these great events too! Walk to School Day is in October, Love the Bus Week is in February, and Bike to School Day is in May. 

Active Transportation:

BikeArlington – Resources to encourage more bicycle riding, including maps and education classes.
WalkArlington – Resources to help get more people walking, more of the time 

Staff Resources:

APS Commuter Benefits – APS employee commuter benefits webpage
Arlington Transportation Partners – Arlington County Commuter Services’ Business-to-Business Transportation Consultants
Car Free A to Z – Plan your commute, compare transportation options, find healthiest, cheapest, greenest way to travel
Car Free Diet – Tips to help you leave your car at home
Car Free Near Me  – Personalized transportation planning web app
Commuter Connections Ride Matching – APS staff portal for ride matching and Guaranteed Ride Home
Commuter Direct – Helps you buy transit tickets and passes and have them delivered to your door
Commuter Page – Information about transportation options for the Washington, D.C. area, including commuter rail (MARC and VRE), Metro bus and rail, local bus systems and more
Dieta Ceta-Auto – La Dieta Cero-Auto de Arlington te ofrece alternativas para llevar un estilo de vida diferente, fácil y divertido, sin necesidad de un auto.
Vanpool Connect – Program to assist staff in joining or creating a vanpool 

Student/Family Resources:

APS Safe Routes to School – National program that works to make it safer and easier for students to walk or bike to school
Car Free Near Me  – Personalized transportation planning web app
Dieta Ceta-Auto – La Dieta Cero-Auto de Arlington te ofrece alternativas para llevar un estilo de vida diferente, fácil y divertido, sin necesidad de un auto
iRide – SmarTrip card for students 12 years and older that offers discounted fare on ART buses
SchoolPool – Portal to assist families find carpool, walking school bus and bike train buddies