Business View Magazine | July 2019

272 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JULY 2019 Alexandria Transit Company DASH operates a fleet of 85 transit buses, has 200 employees, and services approximately four million passenger trips, annually. Its annual operating budget is approximately $17 million; of that, approximately $3.5 million is composed of fares paid by the rider. Other revenues include charters and grants, and marketing programs. While subsidized heavily by the locality, DASH’s operating ratio is strong, relative to other systems. It is known as one of the top transit systems in the country, and has repeatedly been recognized for its T he Alexandria Transit Company (ATC), known locally as DASH, an acronym for Driving Alexandria Safely Home, is the city-owned, non-profit, public bus system in Alexandria, Virginia, a city of 153,000 within the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. DASH provides safe and reliable, fixed-route, bus service within the city and connects its passengers with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and all other local bus systems. It also operates the very popular King Street Trolley, which offers daily, free rides in the city’s central tourist district. S U P E R I O R S E R V I C E