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Alexandria Transit Company Launches a New DASH Mark Center Express
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Alexandria Transit Company Launches a New DASH Mark Center Express

From Alexandria Transit Company:

 

Alexandria, VA – Alexandria Transit Company will launch their new DASH Mark Center Express service on Monday, August 8.  The start of the service coincides with the beginning of the Department of Defense (DoD) move to the new Mark Center Station, BRAC-133 site at Seminary Road and Beauregard Street. 

The new, high frequency, express bus service, coupled with the existing DASH AT2 route, will operate approximately every 10 minutes between the Mark Center Station and King Street Metro during the weekday peak periods, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.to 6 p.m.  The express service between the King Street Metro and Mark Center Station will have no intermediate stops, and passengers will be able to connect to Metrorail, Metrobus  the REX service, other DASH routes, VRE and Amtrak trains at King Street Metro.

“The new express service was established to meet a priority transit need of BRAC-133,” said Sandy Modell, ATC General Manager.  “DASH will be playing a major role in addressing the transportation concerns related to the development.  We look forward to serving them.”

The operating costs of the service and the refurbishing of four retired DASH buses to provide the service are being paid for by DoD, under a Cooperative Agreement with Alexandria Transit Company (ATC).  The four buses providing the Express Service will have a distinct new look and will clearly be identified “Express” to make it easy for BRAC-133 employees to find their bus.  DASH will also have Transit Ambassador staff on-site at King Street Metro in the morning and at the Mark Center Station in the afternoon peak periods during the first two weeks of the move to assist DoD employees with the transition.

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