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Service Update for Friday, March 6 -- Updated 3/5/2015 9:48:53 PM

Delayed Opening at 8 a.m.: Due to icy road conditions with temperatures below freezing, DASH buses will operate on a delayed opening with service beginning at 8:00 a.m. for Friday, March 6. 

All buses will pick up their runs starting at 8:00 a.m., even if it is mid‐route, and not the first time on the schedule. DASH will determine its schedule of services once the Federal and City governments announce their plans for Friday. 

Please continue to check our website, Twitter and Facebook for service announcements as they occur and allow for extra time on your commute due to potential delays with road conditions. Thank you for your patience in this matter and for riding DASH!

Plan Ahead...Pay it Forward Community Meetings -- Updated 3/4/2015 10:09:06 PM

DASH Community Meeting to discuss the Plan Ahead…Pay it Forward SmarTrip® Add Value Initiative

  • Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.: Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305

  CLICK HERE for details on the Plan Ahead...Pay it Forward initiative.

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

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 and Public Hearing: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The March ATC Board of Directors Meeting and public hearing on the 2016 ATC Transit Development Program and FY2016  Budget will be held on March 11, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in Room 3000, City Council Work Room, City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22314. Click Here for further details.    

  1. No significant changes in DASH routes are proposed. 
  2. The base fare will increase by 15¢ to $1.75. The price of the monthly DASH PASS will remain the same at $40.00.  

Click Here to view the FY 2016 Transit Development Program.

Paul Abramson, Chairman, Alexandria Transit Company Board of Directors      

* As part of the regular ATC Board of Directors’ monthly Board meeting on March 11, the public comment period will focus on DASH’s “Plan Ahead…Pay It Forward” initiative and the elimination of the add value option on DASH buses.