September 2023 Arlington News and Events
Arlington Transit Purchases Electric Buses
Published on August 16, 2023
Arlington’s transit system, ART, is buying four Battery Electric Buses (BEBs) as part of the County's commitment to sustainable public transportation. These will be the first BEBs in ART’s fleet.
"Delivering transit service is at the core of who we are and what we do, when it comes to realizing our vision of smart growth that is environmentally conscious and sustainable,” said Christian Dorsey, Chair of the Arlington County Board. Read more.
Police Remind Drivers: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Published on August 16, 2023
The Labor Day holiday weekend is often celebrated with friends and families gathering at end-of-season pool parties, backyard barbecues and other festivities. As you enjoy the informal end of summer, the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is again partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, to remind community members to celebrate responsibly.
From Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – Monday, September 4, 2023, motorists nationwide can expect to see increased messages about the dangers of driving under the influence, coupled with enforcement and increased saturation patrols to identify and apprehend impaired drivers. This campaign aims to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways through a two-pronged approach of education and enforcement. Read more.
DHS, APAH Selected for Supported Housing Institute of Virginia
Published on August 10, 2023
The Arlington County Department of Human Services’ Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH) and the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) have been selected to participate in the Supportive Housing Institute of Virginia starting in August 2023. Read more.
Department of Human Services Takes Home Two State Awards
Published on August 09, 2023
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded two Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) 2023 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in local government programs. DHS was recognized for its Arlington Addiction Recovery Initiative (AARI) and the Volunteer Guardianship Program. Read more.
Arlington Reveals New Destination Branding: "All in Arlington"
Published on August 03, 2023
The Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS), the official destination marketing organization for Arlington, announced the launch of its new tourism brand at an event on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. Centered on its “All in Arlington” message, the brand aims to inspire awareness and enthusiasm about Arlington among travelers and meeting professionals located outside the national capital region. It highlights the vast array of visitor attractions and activities throughout this 26-square-mile urban county, from historic discoveries to cultural experiences to unexpected adventures. Read more.
21st Annual Arlington Police, Fire, Sheriff and ECC 9/11 Memorial 5K
September 9, 2023 | 6 p.m.
Register for the Arlington Police, Fire, Sheriff and ECC 9/11 Memorial 5K, scheduled for Saturday, September 9. Visit the webpage to register for the 5K and to learn more.
September 11 Remembrance
September 11, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.
Join County staff in the Bozman Plaza as we remember the events that took place on the tragic day, 22 years ago on September 11, 2001. You can join the event in person or via live stream. Learn more here.
Rock-n-Recycle Open House
September 16, 2023 | 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Explore the world of recycling, trash-to-energy and other key environmental services. See the big work machines (The Rock Crusher! The Tub Grinder!) up close, sit in the driver's seat and meet the experts who keep Arlington clean and sustainable. Join us on September 16 at Trades Center in Shirlington. Learn more.
Draft Athletic Field Availability Framework - Feedback Form through September 8
Watch a presentation and share your feedback on the draft Athletic Field Availability Framework and new approach for enabling more drop-in play opportunities on athletic fields across the County. The goal of this project is to develop a field availability framework that will enable consistent evaluation of field utilization. Learn more on the project webpage.
Bozman Suspended Public Art Project – Feedback Form through September 30
Share your favorite route in Arlington to help inform the Bozman public art project, to be designed by artist Kipp Kobayashi. Visit the project page to learn more about the project and the artist.