DASH (Alexandria Transit Company)

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Driving Alexandrians Safely Home or DASH is the transit system in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. It is operated by the Alexandria Transit Company.

History

It began operating in 1984.

Routes

Schedules/[System map]

  • AT1 - Van Dorn Metro/Eisenhower Avenue Metro/Seminary Plaza
  • AT2 - Lincolnia/Braddock Road Metro via Old Town
  • AT2X - Express service: King Street Metro to Mark Center
  • AT3 - Park Fairfax/Pentagon Metro to Hunting Towers
  • AT4 - Park Fairfax/Pentagon Metro to Old Town
  • AT5 - Landmark/Van Dorn Street Metro/Braddock Road Metro to Old Town
  • AT6 - Northern Virginia Community College to King Street Metro/Eisenhower Avenue Metro
  • AT7 - Duke & Ripley to Lee Center via Old Town
  • AT8 - Landmark/Van Dorn Street Metro to Old Town
  • AT10 - Potomac Yard to King Street Metro

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 3000 Business Center Dr., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Email: dashbus@alexandriava.gov

Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
59-68 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 64-a.jpg 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D863.3
  • 68 is the last remaining unit in this series. It is painted blue and is used as a community bus. Children are able to hand-paint the bus once a year
  • It is used for driver training and on the WMATA Blue Line Shuttle on an as-needed basis
69-76 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D863.3E
  • Numerous units stored for the WMATA rail replacement shuttle in summer 2019.[1]
77-90 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 89-a.jpg 2004-2005 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E
91-99 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 92-a.jpg 2007 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E
100-103 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 101-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Allison B400R
200-206 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
207-211 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
212-216 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 213-a.JPG 2014 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
217-229 2015 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
230-233 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
300-302 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
303-307 Alexandria Transit Company 303-a.jpg 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
308-309 2014 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
310-311 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
328 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel S60 Allison B500
  • Ex PRTC 328
  • Lic. Plate 210-300L
  • Spotted in service on 8/24/19.
400-404 2011 Gillig Trolley Replica HEV 29'
(G30E102N2)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Used on the King Street Trolley route.
405 2015 Gillig Trolley Replica HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Used on the King Street Trolley route.
501-514 Alexandria Transit Company 508-a.jpg 2018 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison
515-533 2019 New Flyer XD35 Cummins L9 Allison
  • Entered service on 4/13/19.
601-614 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 601-a.jpg 2002 Neoplan AN460 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
701-702 Alexandria Transit Company 701-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Phantom 40' Suburban
(C29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R

Retired

External Links

References

  1. [1] ALEXANDRIA TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN
  2. washingtondc.craigslist.org
  3. www.ebay.com
Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-17 12/1983
1984
BIA Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 190 hp Allison MT-644 1 was bought by a private owner and was used for storage in Accokeek, MD. It sat for 10 years before being listed on Craiglist in a non-operational state in November 2018.[2]
18-19 1986 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 277 hp Allison HT-747
20-28 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 28-a.jpg 1990 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Cummins L10 270 hp Voith D863.2 28 is preserved by Commonwealth Coach & Trolley of Roanoke, VA.
29-33 1991 BIA Orion I
(01.507)
Cummins L10 280 hp Voith D863.2
34-43 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 37-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6CT)
Cummins C8.3 275 hp Allison B400R 38-39 retired in 2012.
44-53 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 48-a.jpg 1998 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B096N4)
Cummins ISC 280 hp Voith D863.3 53 was preserved by the DMV Mass Transit Museum until August 2017. It was listed on ebay in Manassas, VA.[3]
54-58 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D863.3