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Alexandria Local Motion News – August 2016 | Newsletter | City of Alexandria

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In this August Edition

  1. SafeTrack – Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Keep Calm and Carry On
  2. DASH Bus News
  3. Mobile Transit Store in August
  4. Capital Bikeshare Expansion
  5. Bike for Good Food Rescue at Old Town Farmers’ Market on August 27
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SafeTrack – Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Keep Calm and Carry On

SafeTrack work in the City continues with Surge #8 with Blue Line trains continuously single tracking between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street August 20 through September 5, 2016. We strongly encourage you to start exploring alternatives to both Metro and driving alone for your regular commute.

SafeTrack will be on ongoing process. While these much needed improvements are being made to Metro, we recommend staying up to date via the City’s comprehensive SafeTrack webpage.  The website will provide regular updates on SafeTrack, a summary  of  alternative transportation options, and helpful information via social media channels, press releases and more.

Explore our list of trusted resources as you navigate SafeTrack and make the best decision for your commute and remember to Stay Informed, Make a  Plan, Keep Calm and Carry On.

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DASH Bus News

DASH Service Improvements Effective September 4!

On September 4, DASH will implement the following service improvements on the AT1, AT4, AT5, AT7, AT8 & AT9

Check the new DASH Ride Guide (Available August 1) for route and schedule information, as minor schedule adjustments and major route changes have been made on many routes to improve coordination and reliability.

Service Improvements:  

AT1 – Buses will run every 15 minutes during weekday peak periods.

AT9 – Saturday service will be extended to operate from Potomac Yard to Mark Center Station, the same service provided on weekdays

North Old Town Service Changes: 

AT4 – Service between Braddock Metro Station & City Hall will operate via Montgomery & Madison Streets.  AT5 will now serve stops on Slaters Lane & Abingdon Drive, NOT the AT4.

AT5 – Service between King Street & Braddock Road Metros will operate via Duke Street, Washington Street, Abingdon Drive & Slaters Lane.  AT8 will now serve King Street & the AT8 & AT4 will serve Fairfax & Montgomery/Madison Streets, NOT the AT5.

AT7 – Service between King Street Metro & the Lee Center will operate via King, S. Royal & Gibbon/Franklin Streets for bidirectional service in Old Town.  AT5 will now serve Old Town stops on Duke Street, NOT the AT7.

AT8 – Service between King Street Metro and Old Town will operate via King, Fairfax, Montgomery/Madison Streets & will extend to terminate at Braddock Road Metro Station.  AT5 will now serve Old Town stops on Duke & Washington Streets, NOT the AT8.

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Mobile Transit Store in August

The City’s Mobile Transit Store provides one-stop shopping for Metro, VRE, MARC, DC Circulator, and DASH fares with the convenience of flexible but consistent locations and times all around the City.   You can also purchase and load funds onto SmarTrip cards in addition to the popular Senior SmarTrip.

The Store’s schedule can now be found on the City’s online event calendar by clicking HERE then clicking the “Search” link and typing “Mobile Store” in the  “Search Text:” field.

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Capital Bikeshare Expansion 

Our Capital Bikeshare system has now expanded to 30 stations City wide with the two newest stations installed at Powhatan St. & Bashford Ln. and Potomac & Swann Ave.

To use and view our interactive system map click  HERE

Click HERE to become a Capital Bikeshare member.


Bike for Good Food Rescue at Old Town Farmers’ Market on August 27

Volunteers using bicycles will be transporting fresh, locally grown food donated by our generous vendors to area locations serving low-income and at-risk Alexandria residents on August 27.  Food rescue events are the last Saturday of the month from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm.

Sign up at Volunteer Alexandria (type in “Bike for Good” in the Keyword Search) or email for more information.  Come join the fun!

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