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Plan Ahead...Pay it Forward Initiative -- Updated 4/14/2015 12:45:41 PM

Important SmarTrip Add Value Notice: Effective April 1, 2015

  • DASH riders now have to add value to their SmarTrip® Cards before boarding the DASH bus.
  • Empezando desde el 1 de Abril, usted no podrá agregar dinero a su tarjeta SmarTrip® en los autobuses de DASH.
  • ከኤፕሪል 1 ጀምሮ መንገደኞች ዳሽ ባስ ላይ ከመሳፈራችሁ በፊት ካርድዎት ላይ በቂ ገንዘብ መኖሩን ያረጋግጡ 

    For more details on the "Plan Ahead...Pay it Forward" initiative, please visit

    Welcome Aboard!

    2013 DASH HybridThe Alexandria Transit Company's (ATC) DASH system provides safe, reliable, and courteous bus service within the City of Alexandria, and connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and all local bus systems. DASH serves all of the Alexandria Metrorail Stations and the Pentagon Metrorail station during morning and evening peak periods.

    DASH is a pleasant and affordable way to travel in and around Alexandria. Learning to ride DASH is easy. If you have any questions after reviewing this information, call our customer service center at 703-746-DASH (3274). Representatives are available to answer your questions or take comments about our service from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. DASH's courteous drivers can also assist you with rider information. Rider bulletins are posted on all buses for special announcements and holiday schedules.





    Important SmarTrip® Add Value Notice: Effective April 1, the New "Plan Ahead...Pay It Forward" Initiative Begins

    Empezando desde el 1 de Abril, no podrá agregar valor a su tarjeta SmarTrip® en los autobuses.

    ከኤፕሪል 1 ጀምሮ መንገደኞች ዳሽ ባስ ላይ ከመሳፈራችሁ በፊት ካርድዎት ላይ በቂ ገንዘብ መኖሩን ያረጋግጡ

    Effective April 1, 2015, DASH will no longer offer the capability of adding value to a SmarTrip® card on the bus. Riders are able to take advantage of the network of locations to add value to their SmarTrip® card around the city and the region, including all Metrorail Stations, most CVS and Giant stores, the Alexandria Transit Store and Arlington and Fairfax Commuter Stores. Adding value to a SmarTrip® card can also be done online and even from a smartphone. By eliminating the add value option on the bus, all DASH customers will experience a more convenient ride, with less hassle, ease in boarding, and reliable departures and arrivals.

    Click Here for more information on how to Plan Ahead...Pay it Forward!




    King Street Trolley imageKing Street Trolley 

    Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. 
    Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m./Midnight

    Hop aboard the FREE King Street Trolley and discover a convenient, environmentally friendly and fun way to get around Old Town Alexandria.

    The trolley runs daily every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront.

    Click here for more information about the King Street Trolley.



    Alexandria Transit Company (ATC) Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The April ATC Board of Directors Meeting will be held on May 13, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the DASH Facility, 3000 Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314