Martin Barna, DASH’s Director of Planning & Marketing, was named one of Mass Transit’s 40 Under 40 for 2023. The award recognizes transportation professionals in the United States who make a difference in their communities by improving transit.
Martin was nominated by the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to ground-breaking projects that have revolutionized transit in Alexandria. These projects include the Alexandria Transit Vision Plan, the New DASH Network and the elimination of passenger fare collection on all DASH bus routes. All of these projects share a common goal of dramatically and substantially improving transit access and equity, and extending the benefits of safe and reliable public bus transit to more Alexandrians, particularly those in disadvantaged or traditionally underserved communities such as minority, low-income and senior residents.
Martin is in good company – both DASH Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Josh Baker and Chief Infrastructure Development Officer Raymond Mui have received this distinction in previous years.