Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and the City of Alexandria have partnered with The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) to perform a zero-emission bus fleet feasibility and planning study.
CTE will provide a feasibility recommendation for deploying zero-emission bus technology into DASH service. This partnership builds on prior action taken by DASH to gain a better understanding of various types of low- to zero-emission bus technology.
“We are committed to exploring zero-emission bus technology. Our long-term goal is to move the DASH fleet towards a zero-emission fleet,” said Raymond Mui, Alexandria Transit Company Assistant General Manager. “The knowledge that we have already gained along with this study will provide us with a comprehensive understanding of our long-term vision while laying the groundwork for an implementation plan”
The study will evaluate economic cost, risks, and performance expectations of the DASH fleet to provide insight on responsibly and sustainably transitioning to an all zero-emission fleet. Another important outcome of this study will be to identify components for a future zero-emission fleet implementation plan. This plan will develop a strategic DASH zero-emission transition timeline.
“This study will provide us with a realistic goal for our zero-emission fleet journey,” said Mui. “The next step will be determining the route to the reach that vision and goal, and that is how the subsequent implementation plan will benefit DASH.”
The Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH system provides safe, reliable, and courteous bus service within the City of Alexandria, and connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and all local bus systems. DASH serves all the Alexandria Metrorail Stations and the Pentagon Metrorail station during morning and evening peak periods.
The Center for Transportation and the Environment is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health of our climate and communities by bringing people together to develop and commercialize clean, efficient, and sustainable transportation technologies. CTE collaborates with federal, state, and local governments, fleets, and vehicle technology manufacturers to complete our mission. Learn more at www.cte.tv.