Could you be the 5 Millionth King Street Trolley Rider? | News Release | City of Alexandria


The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) has announced that they are only a week away from reaching their milestone of carrying 5 million King Street Trolley riders since the service started in 2008!

As part of celebrating this milestone, DASH, along with the City of Alexandria and Visit Alexandria, will be on the lookout for the 5 millionth rider who will be boarding one of the trolleys on Wednesday, September 9, sometime between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Alexandria’s Mayor Bill Euille and DASH Board Chairman Paul Abramson will be among the City, DASH, and Visit Alexandria officials who will be waiting at the Market Square to congratulate the lucky customer.  The 5 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! “It could be you,” exclaimed DASH’s General Manager Sandy Modell.  “So, come aboard the King Street Trolley on September 9 and join in the celebration of the success of the King Street Trolley and this milestone.”

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.

The King Street Trolley transports approximately 2,500 riders a day between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront daily every 10 minutes, Sunday – Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Riders can access trolley schedules and information at For information on DASH routes and schedules, visit

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Thank you for riding DASH! 

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