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
77-90 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 89-a.jpg 2004-2005 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins ISM 280 hp Voith D864.3E
  • Most units retired.
  • 81 and 83 are privately owned.
  • 78, 86, and 89 were scrapped in October 2020.
  • 87 is the last remaining bus in this series as of August 2021.
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 102-a.jpeg 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 Alexandria Transit Company 103-a.jpg 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 Alexandria Transit Company 204-a.jpg 2011 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
207-211 Alexandria Transit Company 210-a.jpg 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 Alexandria Transit Company 226-a.jpg 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 Alexandria Transit Company 300-a.jpg 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 Alexandria Transit Company 309-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
310-311 Alexandria Transit Company 310-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
400-404 Alexandria Transit Company 401-a.jpg 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
515-527 Alexandria Transit Company 527-a.jpg 2019 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 Allison
528-530 Alexandria Transit Company 529-a.jpg 2020 NFI XD35 Cummins L9 Allison
701-702 (1st) Renumbered 101-102
703-705 (1st) Renumbered 103-105
701-705 (2nd) Alexandria Transit Company 702-a.jpg 2020 NFI XD40 Cummins L9
  • The first unit was delivered on 12/16/2019.
  • Entered service in mid-February 2020.
801-803 Alexandria Transit Company 803-a.jpg 2020 NFI XE40 Unveiled in 10/2020 (Bus #802)
804-806 Alexandria Transit Company 805-a.jpg 2021 Proterra ZX5 40' Delivered in 1/2021

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
807-809 2021 Proterra ZX5 40'
  • Amount unknown
  • 807 confirmed built
901-904 2021 NFI XE60
  • 901 currently on property
  • Has XN60 streamline roof
  • 901 License Plate: 216-922L

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-17 12/1983
1/1984
BIA Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N
190 hp
Allison MT-644
  • 1983 & 1984 models.
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
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 were leased to NORTA in 2006.
  • 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 to NORTA in 2006.
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.[1] 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 was painted light blue and was used as a driver training and community bus. Children were able to hand-paint the bus once a year. It was occasionally used 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 were reactivated for the WMATA rail replacement shuttle in summer 2019.[2]
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.
601-614 DASH (Alexandria Transit Company) 601-a.jpg 2002 Neoplan USA AN460 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R

External Links

References

  1. www.ebay.com
  2. [1] ALEXANDRIA TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN