DASH Bus and the King Street Trolley Labor Day Schedule

DASH Bus will operate a SUNDAY schedule in observance of the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5th.

The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 10-15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront on the following schedule.

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.

(Flickr Pool photo via Elvert Barnes, on Flickr)

TTW_200x200The City of Alexandria’s Local Motion program invites all residents to take part in Try Transit Week, September 15 – 19. Participants who pledge to try bus or rail during that week are entered for a chance to win a pair of round-trip Amtrak tickets, a free year of transit with the service operator of your choice or a 1-month DASH pass. DASH Bus has a challenge going on as well.

What is Try Transit Week?

Try Transit Week is  a statewide event, and the goal is to spread the word about the various transportation choices available in Virginia and the benefits transit can offer – like saving money!!

Why try transit?

Two words: money and time.

Couldn’t you use more of both? When you use transit, you save money on fuel and car expenses. In fact, the average family can save up to $10,000 a year by using transit.

Did you know that the average person wastes more than a week’s vacation sitting in traffic each year? When you use transit you save time because each car off the road means less congestion and fewer traffic delays.

So how does Try Transit Week work?

If you already use a form of transit or are interested in trying something new, you can pledge to use transit during the week of September 15-19, 2014.

When you pledge, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win two round-trip tickets on Amtrak Virginia!

To pledge please click this link.

DASH bus

We will gladly post reader submissions like this ANYTIME and your help with celebrating life in Alexandria is ALWAYS appreciated. You can submit items about whatever you want to talk about in Alexandria – just please keep it clean as this blog is about news, views, and things to do in Alexandria. Simply contact me if you’d like to contribute and/or have something posted.

UPDATE: Thank you for the link Greater Greater Washington!

Reader Scott writes in (after the jump…) about the other major bus service improvements that have hit the ground in Alexandria, Virginia besides the new Metroway. You can read our posts on the DASH bus service improvements at this link.


West End Alexandria, Virginia residents, the City of Alexandria wants your help in planning the West End Transitway.

This presentation was given at the May 22, 2014 public kick-off meeting for the West End Transitway Project. The presentation provides an overview of the proposed project and the current study process.

For more information about this project, visit this link.

Alexandria DASH Bus

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH Bus), announced that it will join with other public transportation systems across the country and participate in the sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

The slogan for this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is: “Dump the Pump. Save Money. Ride Transit.” The sixth annual National Dump the Pump Day on June 16 is a day to highlight that when gas prices are high, public transportation is a great alternative to driving that will help people save money. The day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

So with gas prices at $4 + a gallon here in the D.C. area, consider dumping the pump on Thursday, June 16 and take public transportation.

You read more of the press release and get interesting facts on public transportation at this link.

National Dump The Pump Day Logo

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