DASH Bus Service Changes and Improvements Coming Soon

On September 4, DASH Bus will implement the following service improvements on the AT1, AT4, AT5, AT7, AT8 & AT9 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Check the new DASH Ride Guide (PDF) for route and schedule information, as minor schedule adjustments and major route changes have been made on many routes to improve coordination and reliability.

Service Improvements: 

  • AT1 – Buses will run every 15 minutes during weekday peak periods.
  • AT9 – Saturday service will be extended to operate from Potomac Yard to Mark Center Station, the same service provided on weekdays

North Old Town Service Changes: 

  • AT4 – Service between Braddock Metro Station & City Hall will operate via Montgomery & Madison Streets.  AT5 will now serve stops on Slaters Lane & Abingdon Drive, NOT the AT4.
  • AT5 – Service between King Street & Braddock Road Metros will operate via Duke Street, Washington Street, Abingdon Drive & Slaters Lane.  AT8 will now serve King Street & the AT8 & AT4 will serve Fairfax & Montgomery/Madison Streets, NOT the AT5.
  • AT7 – Service between King Street Metro & the Lee Center will operate via King, S. Royal & Gibbon/Franklin Streets for bidirectional service in Old Town.  AT5 will now serve Old Town stops on Duke Street, NOT the AT7.
  • AT8 – Service between King Street Metro and Old Town will operate via King, Fairfax, Montgomery/Madison Streets & will extend to terminate at Braddock Road Metro Station.  AT5 will now serve Old Town stops on Duke & Washington Streets, NOT the AT8.

Visit DASH Bus online for more information.

DASH to Extend AT3 & AT4 Service During SafeTrack Surges 3 & 4: July 5 – 18

SafeTrack Surge 3: July 5 at 8 p.m. – July 11: No Metrorail Service between Reagan National Airport and Braddock Road

Reminder: Metrorail now closing at midnight Friday and Saturday nights

Starting Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. until closing, Monday, July 11, the Yellow and Blue Line will be shut down between National Airport and Braddock Road.

Weekday train service will operate as follows:

  • Blue Line will operate in two segments:
    • Trains will run every 15 minutes between Franconia-Springfield and Braddock Rd.
    • Trains will run every 12 minutes between National Airport and Largo
  • Yellow Line will operate in two segments:
    • Trains will run every 12 minutes between Huntington and Braddock Rd.
    • Trains will run every 12 minutes between National Airport and Greenbelt
  • No Yellow Rush+ Service from Franconia-Springfield
    • Metrobus Express shuttle between Braddock Road & Pentagon City stations every 5 minutes
    • Metroway will offer FREE service between Braddock Road, Crystal City & Pentagon City, including every 6 minutes during weekday rush hour
    • Metrobus Airport shuttle will run between Braddock Road and National Airport every 15 minutes
  • FREE shuttle buses will run the following routes:
    • FREE service on DASH AT3 and AT4 routes, and provide a direct connection between Braddock Road and Pentagon Metro Stations operating every 20 minutes from 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.  
  • Metrobus and Fairfax Connector will also operate special weekday rush hour express shuttle bus service between Franconia-Springfield and Pentagon for $4.


DASH to Extend AT3 & AT4 during SafeTrack Surges 3 & 4

The City of Alexandria and DASH are working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the region’s localities to assist travelers during WMATA’s SafeTrack initiative.  SafeTrack accelerates three years of track repairs into less than a year by significantly expanding maintenance work.

During each surge, trains and platforms are expected to be extremely crowded during peak periods and customers may experience extended delays. Alternate travel options are encouraged.

SafeTrack’s 15 “Safety Surges” – long-duration track outages for major projects in key parts of the system – will cause delays throughout the region.  The following surges will impact Alexandria travelers:

  • SURGE #3: July 5 – July 11:
    • No Metrorail service on the Blue and Yellow Lines between the Braddock Road and National Airport Metro Stations.
  • SURGE #4: July 12 – 18:
    • No Metrorail service on the Blue and Yellow Lines between the National Airport and Pentagon City Metro Stations.
  • FREE DASH bus service will run on the AT3 and AT4 routes during Surges 3 and 4.  Service will be extended to begin at 5:00 AM, added in the midday, and service hours will be extended into the evening. (Further details to be released)



DASH Bus Memorial Day Schedule

On this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, DASH Bus will be operating on a SUNDAY schedule in Alexandria, Virginia.

King Street Trolley Service Schedule:

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront.

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:15 pm
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 am

DASH Celebration bus

On Friday, March 11, DASH will celebrate its 32nd Anniversary of Keeping Alexandria, Virginia Moving and our annual Customer Appreciation Day!

As a token of appreciation, riders who board a DASH bus on March 11 will receive a special gift. But….the fun and excitement does not stop there because the DASH Celebration Bus will drive around Alexandria and randomly make surprise stops on certain routes!! At these surprise stops, riders will be treated to a special ride on the Celebration Bus. The Celebration Bus is easy to spot with its bright colors and a large, “I Love DASH” sticker on it.

DASH wants to make sure everyone is able to join in on the celebration fun, so if you spot the Celebration Bus driving by, we encourage you to snap a photo and post it on Facebook or Twitter. One lucky person who posts a picture of the Celebration Bus on social media will be selected to win a free DASH Pass good for unlimited rides on DASH!

To enter the drawing, riders should mention @DASHBus in their social media post and use #DASHBday.

DASH ALERT: Saturday Schedule on Snow Routes for Mon., Feb. 15

Today, Monday, February 15, Presidents Day, DASH is operating on a SATURDAY schedule with SNOW ROUTE DETOURS in effect that may experience possible delays.

DASH Snow Routes:

The King Street Trolley will operate on a regular schedule every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. until 10:15 p.m. As weather or road conditions change, you will be notified of any changes to DASH service.

Please refer to the DASH Ride Guide for routes and schedules.

President's Race, Washington Nationals

President’s Race, Washington Nationals by Scott Ableman, on Flickr

President’s Day schedule of services in Alexandria

DASH Bus will run on a Saturday schedule for President’s Day while the King Street Trolley will operate on a normal schedule, from 10 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

As a reminder of normal holiday procedure, the Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces and residential permit parking districts on February 15. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). HOV lane restrictions will also be suspended on February 15.

What is open and closed on President’s Day…


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