DASH (Alexandria Transit Company)

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Driving Alexandrians Safely Home or DASH is the transit system in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Operations are handled by the Alexandria Transit Company, which began 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
69-76 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D863.3E
  • Numerous units were reactivated for the WMATA rail replacement shuttle in summer 2019.[1]
  • Most units retired.
77-90 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 89-a.jpg 2004-2005 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E
  • Some units retired.
  • Bus 83 is preserved by MetrolinerXLZ, a member of CPTDB.
91-99 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 92-a.jpg 2007 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E Some units retired.
101-102 Alexandria Transit Company 701-a.jpg 2005 Gillig Phantom Suburban 40'
(C29D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Ex 701-702.
  • Ex-PRTC 185 & 187; bought in spring 2019.
  • Originally purchased for use on the WMATA Blue Line Shuttle
  • Used for the Department of Defense shuttle and occasionally revenue service
  • They were renumbered to 101-102 to avoid a numbering conflict with new buses being delivered.
103-105 2002 MCI D4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L Allison B500
  • Ex 703-705.
  • Ex-PRTC 325, 328 & 336; purchased in summer 2019.
  • Originally purchased for use on the WMATA Blue Line Shuttle
  • They are currently used for charters only and back up buses.
  • They were renumbered to 103-105 to avoid a numbering conflict with new buses being delivered.
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
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 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 Allison Entered service on 4/13/2019.
601-614 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 601-a.jpg 2002 Neoplan USA AN460 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
701-702 (1st) Renumbered 101-102
703-705 (1st) Renumbered 103-105
701-705 (2nd) 2020 NFI XD40 Cummins L9
  • The first unit was delivered on 12/16/2019.
  • Entered service in mid-February 2020.

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
706-708? 2020 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 3 units.
2020 NFI XE35 3 units.
2020 Proterra Catalyst BE40 3 units.

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-17 12/1983 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 Craigslist 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
  • 20, 24 & 2 unknown units were leased or sold to NORTA circa 2005.
  • 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 29 & 32 were leased or sold to NORTA circa 2005.
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] It was last noted to have been sold to a private owner in New Jersey as an RV conversion project.
54-58 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D863.3
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 only remaining unit. It was painted light blue and is used as a driver training and community bus. Children are able to hand-paint the bus once a year
  • It was occasionally used on the WMATA Blue Line Shuttle on an as-needed basis
100-103 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 101-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Allison B400R
  • Retired in 2019.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.

External Links

References

  1. [1] ALEXANDRIA TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN
  2. washingtondc.craigslist.org
  3. www.ebay.com