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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...
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  For the first time in its 39-year history, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) has recorded more than 4.5 million boardings in a single year.  To celebrate this milestone and thank our loyal customers, DASH will host a rider celebration event on the morning of Friday, August 18 at the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station. ...
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  With the support of City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson, Rep. Don Beyer, Sen. Mark Warner as well as other State and City officials, The City of Alexandria was awarded a $24 million federal grant to support DASH’s fleet electrification program. The FY 2024 grant was awarded through the FTA Low- and No-Emission and...
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The City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) have been awarded $38 million in grants to expand their zero-emission bus fleet and continue high-frequency bus service. The City was awarded a $24 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through its Low/No Emission Buses and Bus & Bus Facilities Program. The grant will be used...
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The Alexandria Transit Company, which operates the DASH bus system and King Street Trolley service, was awarded grant funding of $14 million through the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s I-395 Commuter Choice Program for Fiscal Year 2024 and 2025. The funds will be used to maintain current high frequency service levels with 10-15 minute headways on...
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  Para leer en español, haga clic aquí.   The Alexandria Transit Company, which operates the DASH bus system and King Street Trolley service, will begin serving the new Potomac Yard-VT Metrorail Station when it opens on May 19, 2023.  DASH Lines 33, 34 and 36 A/B will be modified to provide direct connections to...
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  DASH is seeking public input on potential service changes for its FY 2024 – FY 2029 Transit Development Plan (TDP).  The TDP is an annual document that summarizes any proposed or service changes for the following fiscal year.  Potential DASH service changes for FY 2024 include:   No changes to existing service or fares in...
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An Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus was the victim of a carjacking incident at approximately 9:45pm on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The incident involved an out of service transit vehicle, which was taken by a suspect who is now in the custody of the Alexandria Police Department. There were no injuries and no weapons in...
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  February 4 is Transit Equity Day, an initiative that commemorates the life and legacy of Rosa Parks while inspiring organizations to promote accessible, equitable, and just public transit initiatives and policies. Parks became a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated...
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  DASH has released its first annual report on its highly-successful free fares program. The report documents the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in the first twelve months of fare-free service. The report will be presented at the December 14, 2022 meeting of the ATC Board of Directors and is available on DASH’s website at...
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