Starting July 28, DASH bus riders in Alexandria will be able to travel across town on the new AT9 route, according to a news release from the City of Alexandria.
The AT9 will provide crosstown connections between Mark Center, Southern Towers, Northern Virginia Community College, Bradlee Shopping Center, Shirlington Transit Center in Arlington, Parkfairfax, Arlandria and Potomac Yard.
The AT9 will offer Alexandria and Arlington resident’s new access to shops, restaurants, and vital transit connections between DASH and Metrobus and ART service.
The new DASH service will dip into areas not currently served by DASH, including King and Beauregard Streets, Kenwood Avenue and Valley Drive, as well as provide more direct transit access between destinations without having to go into Old Town.
The AT9 service will operate weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every 30 minutes, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a frequency of every 60 minutes.
The following minor DASH service changes will go into effect on Sunday, July 27:
- AT1 Saturdays: Increased frequency to every 30 minutes between Landmark Mall and Seminary Plaza
- AT4 Weekdays: Minor timetable adjustments
- AT3-4 Loop Weekdays: Minor timetable adjustments
- AT8 Saturdays: Timetable adjusted to improve coordination with Metrobus 29N service along Duke Street
- AT8 Sundays: Last Eastbound trip extended to King Street Metro
- NEW! AT9 Crosstown Weekdays: Launch of new service between Mark Center and Potomac Yard
- NEW! AT9 Crosstown Saturdays: Launch of new service between Bradlee Shopping Center and Potomac Yard (look for this service to begin starting Aug. 2)