DASH Celebrates 35 Years of
Driving Alexandria Safely Home
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Transit Company, commonly known as DASH will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary on Monday, March 11, 2019 with an open house and unveiling of the latest additions to our fleet, the advanced design transit bus: Xcelsior® by New Flyer of America. These newest additions to the DASH fleet feature a modern, refreshed design; they are lighter weight, deliver up to 8% fuel economy improvements, feature ultra-low emissions, are quieter, brighter and more accessible to those with disabilities. In addition to the reveal of these buses, DASH will showcase the history of the system and offer a sneak peak of the future of our fleet. DASH is a staple of the Alexandria community and has received numerous awards throughout the years including national recognition as one of the Top 10 Transit Systems to work for in the United States! Members of the public and the media are invited to stop by anytime to enjoy complimentary food, drinks, a display of the history of DASH and guided tours of the DASH Operations and Maintenance Facility. The evening program will include special presentations highlighting the past, present and future of DASH Transit. At 7:00pm remarks will be offered by the Mayor of Alexandria, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the ATC Board Chairman, and General Manager of DASH. Representatives from manufacturers who supply to DASH will also be on site to answer questions and showcase their products. Attendees will have the opportunity to win exciting giveaways just for stopping by!
The 35th Anniversary Celebration will take place from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at DASH Headquarters located at 3000 Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314. DASH will provide a FREE express event shuttle departing from City Hall at 5:45pm and 6:30pm, picking up at King Street Metro and then arriving at the DASH Facility. The shuttle will provide return trips throughout the evening through the conclusion of the event. Parking on site is available but limited, so taking the free shuttle is encouraged. Attendees are asked to RSVP using the following link by March 6th, 2019.
DASH Pop-Up Events
In addition to the open house, as a “Thank You” to the thousands of dedicated DASH riders, there will be two Customer Appreciation Pop-Ups in the month of March, with one taking place March 13th, 2019 from 11am – 1pm in front of Alexandria City Hall, and the other on March 14that the King Street Metro station from 4-6pm. DASH will display a brand-new bus at these events offering an inside look, fun giveaways and more.
The first 150 visitors to every event will receive a special Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Gift!
DASH is committed to the highest quality customer service, safety, reliability, and innovation. We are proud to celebrate our birthday with the community we love to serve.
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