Local Motion – Your Transportation Resource | News Release | City of Alexandria


In this September Edition:

  1. SafeTrack – Stay Informed, Make a Plan, Keep Calm and Carry On
  2. DASH Bus News
  3. Mobile Transit Store in September
  4. The New NH2 Metrobus Route
  5. Try Transit Week and Car Free Day
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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 single tracking on weekdays between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street from August 27 through September 11, 2016 and complete rail shutdowns on the weekends of August 27 – 28, September 3 – 5, and September 10 – 11. We strongly encourage 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 web pageThe web page 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 Sunday, September 4, DASH implemented service improvements on the AT1, AT4, AT5, AT7, AT8 & AT9

To view the new schedule improvements click HERE

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

To view the new DASH Ride Guide click HERE

Stay Connected with DASH! 

Stay tuned-in to monthly DASH promotions, service alerts, route schedule changes, events and more on  www.dashbus.com, and

  • Sign up for DASH eNews

Mobile Store

Mobile Transit Store in September

The City’s Mobile Commuter Store provides one-stop shopping for Metro, VRE, MARC, 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


The New NH2 Metrobus Route

Metrobus will launch a new route in October 2016 – the NH2.  The route will operate every 30 minutes and serve King Street Metro, the Carlyle neighborhood, Eisenhower Avenue Metro, Huntington Metro, the Oxon Hill Park and Ride in Prince George’s County, the new MGM Casino, and National Harbor.  Each stop in Alexandria will offer connections to local bus service (DASH, Metrobus), shuttles, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express (VRE), and Amtrak.  Stay tuned for more information!

For more information click HERE

Try TransitWeek

Try Transit Week and Car Free Day

Get out your DASH and Metro maps and find the best route to take to the office in September! Virginia’s ninth annual Try Transit Week is the perfect opportunity to try the bus, Metro or Virginia Railway Express (VRE).  The City’s Local Motion program and DASH will be celebrating Try Transit Week from September 19 through 23.

Car Free Day is an international event celebrated every year on September 22.  Participants are encouraged to get around without cars by riding a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, subway, or walking.
To participate in this fun and worthwhile event, all you need to do is fill out the pledge form at CarFreeMetroDC.org, or call 1.800.745.RIDE, then go car free or rely less on your car by going “car lite” on Thursday, September 22. It’s that simple! Once you pledge, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win great prizes.

To pledge for Try Transit Week click HERE

To pledge for Car Free Day click HERE

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