Friday, March 29, 2013
Fares will increase 10 cents, some services will be reduced to meet budget shortfall.
The Alexandria Transit Co. board of directors on Thursday approved a 10-cent increase in the base fare, a $5 increase for the monthly DASH pass and proposed service reductions slated to go into effect in July. The move meets the city’s proposed DASH subsidy reduction as part of the fiscal year 2014 budget. The transit company evaluated service on routes with the lowest ridership and developed criteria based on reductions that would have the least impact to riders and the availability to alternate transit connections should cuts be necessary, according to a news release. The base fare will increase from $1.50 to $1.60, and the monthly DASH Pass will increase from $35 to $40. The board also approved the elimination of the peak period AT1 …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Alexandria Transit Company will offer modified service on Monday, which is both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
On Monday, Jan. 21 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) will operate on a Saturday schedule. Monday is both Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. The King Street Trolley will operate on a regular schedule that day, DASH has announced. The free trolley runs from 11:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. between the King Street Metro Station and the Alexandria waterfront. Metro (rail and bus) will run on a special schedule, operating rush-hour service (but no Rush Plus) service on Jan. 21. There will be a special Inaugural Water Taxi running from Alexandria to D.C. For more on inauguration transportation and other information about Barack Obama’s second inauguration, click here. For the quickest updates, "like" …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
DASH bus is moving to an electronic system.
Alexandria's DASH bus service has several changes in store for 2013.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Public transit patrons donated toys in a collection effort for Community Partners for Children at the King Street Metro
DASH bus and Metro riders donated toys for children at the King Street Metro entrance during the last two weeks. DASH representatives stationed themselves at the Metro entrance, accepting gifts for children and giving out 2GB customized King Street Trolley and DASH USB memory sticks to riders. Milton Rojas of the Bicycle Pro Shop donated a dozen tricycles to the collection effort. Alexandria Transit donated hundreds of DASH coloring books and crayons to Community Partners for Children. “We are very excited about the response we received from our customers and proud to be partners with the CPC in their annual holiday donation drive,” said ATC General Manager Sandy Modell in a statement. “It is a wonderful feeling to give something back to …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
DASH looking into providing shrink-wrapped buses for weekend service.
With the Del Ray/Arlandria Trolley project currently in limbo, Alexandria’s bus system may lend a hand to get the service running in some capacity. Patch revealed last week that the Del Ray/Arlandria Trolley line was in jeopardy after the city failed to receive a bid during a month-long contractor proposal period. The route, approved by City Council in June, connects King Street Metro to Braddock Road Metro via Commonwealth Avenue and Braddock Road and then moves through Del Ray and into Arlandria before turning around. The motorized trolleys would run Thursday through Sunday primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. City officials cited the economy and the risk involved for contractors to supply and operate trolleys for potentially …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
One person was transported from scene after expressing some pain following Pendleton Street accident.
A DASH bus and a truck were involved in what an Alexandria Police spokesperson referred to as “a minor accident” around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday on Pendleton Street in Old Town. One person was transported from the scene after expressing some pain following the incident, according to Ashley Hildebrandt of the Alexandria Police Department. No other injuries were reported. The accident occurred in the 1000 block of Pendleton Street between N. Patrick and N. Henry streets, not far from the Starbucks at The Monarch. Special thanks to Shannon Hogan Mahoney for submitting a photo of the DASH bus following the accident. For the quickest updates, follow Old Town Alexandria Patch and Del Ray Patch on Twitter at @alexandriapatch and @delraypatch, …