Alexandria Transit Company (DASH)

2 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 7 Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) Innovation on the move W hile it is intimidating for a company to overhaul their business model at any time, doing so in the midst of a global pandemic has the potential to be downright scary. Even more so when running a transit bus company dependent on moving large amounts of people from Point A to Point B, when individuals are being told to socially distance themselves from those outside of their immediate family. And yet, the Alexandria Transit Co. and their DASH bus network in Alexandria, Virginia are successfully doing just that. After years of planning, they rolled out a new DASH network overnight last September. Martin Barna, DASH Director of Planning & Marketing, shares that it was a historic day for Alexandria. “It was a long time in the making. We started discussing this upgrade to our Alexandria Transit vision plan back in 2018. This new DASH network is the first implementation of that longer term transit AT A GLANCE ALEXANDRIA TRANSIT COMPANY (DASH) WHAT: Locally owned and operated public transit provider WHERE: Alexandria, Virginia WEBSITE: