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DASH ANNOUNCEMENTS -- Updated 7/21/2014 2:41:09 PM

* * NEW AT9 CROSSTOWN ROUTE: JULY 28!  Click Here to view the new AT9 Route!    

The AT9 service will operate weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every 30 minutes, and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a frequency of every 60 minutes.  

The AT9 will provide crosstown connections between Mark Center, Southern Towers, Northern Virginia Community College, Bradlee Shopping Center, Shirlington Transit Center in Arlington, Parkfairfax, Arlandria and Potomac Yard.   

* * DASH Schedule Changes: JULY 27! Click Here to view the new DASH Ride Guide! 

On Sunday, July 27, DASH will implement the following schedule changes:  

AT1: Saturday service frequency will increase to every 30 minutes between Landmark Mall and Seminary Plaza
AT4: Minor timetable adjustments to improve schedule adherence
AT3-4 Loop: Minor timetable adjustments to improve schedule adherence
AT8: Saturday service timetable adjustment to improve coordinator with Metrobus 29N service along Duke Street
Sunday service, last eastbound trip extended to King Street Metro  

NEW AT9 Crosstown Route:
- AT9 Weekdays:Operates between Mark Center & Potomac Yard
- AT9 Saturdays:Operates between Bradlee Shopping Center & Potomac Yard  

Please refer to the new DASH Ride Guide with the BLUE cover for routes and schedules. 

DASH 30th Anniversary Events

DASHing for 30 Years: Past, Present, and Future  

Celebrating 30 Years of Keeping Alexandria Moving: 1986 - 2014  

Enjoy our DASH 30th Anniversary Videos on YouTube!

DASH 30th Anniversary Promo Video and DASH 30th Anniversary Video 

Check out DASH's Facebook Page to stay tuned in to current events and promotions!

 

MAY :: Discover Alexandria and Win with DASH!  


DASH is asking Alexandria residents, tourists, and visitors to explore Extraordinary Alexandria on DASH and the King Street Trolley as part of its 30th Anniversary month of May promotion! Every Wednesday in May ATC will announce the ‘special Alexandria attraction’ to visit during that week. Post your pictures from your visit to that week’s featured attraction on DASH’s Facebook page and/or Twitter with hashtags #DASHbus and #ExtraordinaryALX, and be automatically entered into our picture contest for a chance to win a special Alexandria giveaway!
 

DASH on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DASHbus  

DASH on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DASHBus  

Hashtag #DASHbus and #ExtraordinaryALX  

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April :: DASHing Words in Motion - National Poetry Month

"DASHing Words in Motion” is a collaborative project between the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and the Alexandria Office of the Arts, in which local poets competed to display their poetry on the Alexandria DASH buses and King Street Trolleys, in honor of National Poetry Month.

Congratulations to:  

"Movement” by Tori Lane, Poet Laureate

“New Tricks” by Pete Raack

“Homeward Bound in Del Ray” by Wendi Kaplan

“Favorite Seat” by Amy Thomas

“A DASHing Sonnet” by Barbara Karn

“Poem Taking Place on a Bus” by Amy Young

Click here to view winning poems

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MARCH :: Happy 30th Anniversary DASH!

Tuesday, March 11 :: Ride DASH and receive a small gift of appreciation for helping to Keep Alexandria Moving by riding DASH!

Tuesday, March 11 :: Ride DASH and receive a small gift of appreciation for helping to Keep Alexandria Moving by riding DASH!

Tuesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. :: DASH 30th Anniversary Reception at City Hall, Vola Lawson Lobby

 

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FEBRUARY :: Social Media Contest  

Those of you who followed us on Twitter, #DASHbus or Liked our Facebook Page were entered to win dinner for two to Tempo Restaurant!  

Congratulations to ANN PARKER, DASH Social Media Contest Winner!!  

Stay tuned-in to our social media sites for more promotions throughout the year! 


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JANUARY :: DASHing For 30 Years: Past, Present, and Future Elementary School Poster Contest

Thank you to all of the participants who entered into our “DASHing for 30 Years: Past, Present, and Future Poster Contest”   The contest received more than 95 entries and all of the posters are displayed in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall through the month of March. The winning entries can also be seen on DASH buses and King Street Trolleys as well as DASH’s Facebook page.  

Click here to view the winning posters 

 

Congratulations Winners!  

4th GRADE OVERALL                                             

  •  Mt. Vernon Community School :: Caroline Davenport & Anna Windmuller 

5th GRADE OVERALL                                                   

  • James K. Polk Elementary School :: Jeffrey Guevara                                                         
                                                                   

LYLES-CROUCH TRADITIONAL ACADEMY                             

  • 5th Grade: Ellie Fithian                                                   
                                                                             

JAMES K. POLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                           

  • 4th Grade: Sarah Brennan 
  • 5th Grade: Joseph Vilorio  
  • Honorable Mention: Litzy Gonzalez  

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

  • 5th Grade: Tatum Prevost 
  • Honorable Mention: Madison Comey 
     

MT. VERNON COMMUNITY SCHOOL  

  • 4th Grade: Isabelle Portillo 
  • 5th Grade: Deirdre Brown & Moira Sirois 
  • Honorable Mention: Daniel Montes 

CORA KELLY STEM SCHOOL 

  • 4th Grade: Renee Neville 
  • 5th Grade: Alyss Espinoza Sanchez