Management & Operations

Va.'s DASH set to honor 5 millionth rider

Posted on September 3, 2015

Va.’s Alexandria Transit Co. (DASH) is only a week away from reaching their milestone of carrying five million King Street Trolley riders since the service started in 2008.

As part of celebrating this milestone, DASH will be on the lookout for the five millionth rider who will be boarding one of the trolleys on Wednesday, Sept. 9, sometime between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Alexandria’s Mayor Bill Euille and DASH Board Chairman Paul Abramson will be among the City and DASH officials who will be waiting at the Market Square to congratulate the lucky customer. The five millionth rider will also be bestowed with a number of exciting gifts. DASH is urging all trolley riders to take advantage of this exciting time and hop on board to experience the fun of the free King Street Trolley and take your chances at being the lucky winner.

DASH began operating Alexandria’s first clean diesel hybrid electric King Street Trolley in April 2012.

Trolley riders immediately noticed the new design features, including bike racks, low floor design (no front steps), wheelchair ramp instead of the older hydraulic lifts, plus a smoother ride, and a more spacious and accessible interior. The hybrid trolleys consume less fuel, emit fewer pollutants, and provide a quieter, more relaxing ride.

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