DASH is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. The coronavirus pandemic is an evolving situation, and we are following the guidance of local, state and federal health officials. This page is dedicated to service changes, modifications and other information that impacts passengers’ experience.
► Face coverings are required on all DASH buses.
► DASH is operating on a modified weekday schedule effective Tuesday, September 15. For more information, click here.
► DASH has implemented rear-door boarding and eliminated fares to promote distancing between operators and passengers.
Staying Up-to-Date with DASH During COVID-19
We encourage you to follow us on social media, subscribe for our email updates (www.dashbus.com/dash-news) and check www.dashbus.com/covid19 for general Coronavirus updates. For information from the City of Alexandria’s Health Department, visit: alexandriava.gov/Health.
DASH to Require All Passengers to Wear Face Coverings
Based on guidance from the Alexandria Health Department, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) requires all passengers to wear face coverings while using DASH buses beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. The measure helps protect DASH employees and passengers from contracting the COVID-19 virus and is consistent with the actions of the agency’s regional transit partners. This precaution will remain in effect until further notice. You can find more information about this policy at dashbus.com/maskpolicy.
Cleaning to Combat COVID-19
As a public transportation agency responsible for the safety and security of thousands of passengers daily, we’re committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our community. We’ve already made some changes to help prepare for and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
These measures include enhancing our daily vehicle and facility cleanings to focus on critical touchpoints like handrails, fareboxes and doors. We’ve also incorporated disinfection procedures and materials indicated to be effective against COVID-19.
These procedures include fogging, which is being implemented on a weekly basis. Fogging involves spraying a disinfectant vapor inside the bus. This vapor sanitizes every surface and object it touches as it dries, making it even more effective and thorough than disinfecting by hand.
Additionally, in the event that a DASH employee tests positive for COVID-19, the vehicle they last drove will be thoroughly disinfected and the facility will be fogged.
Current Service Schedule
Effective Tuesday, September 15, DASH increased service to a modified weekday operating plan.
Service schedules are subject to change without advanced notice based on the recommendations of public health officials.
To view the complete schedule with more detailed route-specific information, click here.
- The AT1 Plus, AT2, AT3/4, AT5, AT7, AT8, AT9, & AT10 will return to regular service.
- The AT2X, AT3, AT4 and AT6 will operate on modified weekday schedules due to continued low ridership.
- The King Street Trolley will not operate until further notice.
DASH Eliminates Fares and Encourages Rear-door Boarding
DASH has eliminated fares on all buses until further notice and switched to rear-door boarding as we work to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Passengers can board through the front doors if a ramp is needed to accommodate individuals with disabilities or strollers.