DASH-Proterra Electric Bus (Courtesy Photo)

DASH invites you to stop by Alexandria's City Hall Market Square, 301 King Street, this evening, Wednesday, May 16 between 5:00 PM and 7:00 p.m. and tour Proterra’s newest electric bus model, the Proterra Catalyst.  DASH and Proterra staff will be on hand to provide tours, answer questions, and conduct short test rides around Old Town.  The event will be held rain or shine As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and the goals and objectives outlined in the City of Alexandria’s Eco-City Charter, DASH has negotiated for the use of a Proterra electric bus for a week-long demonstration, testing and evaluation period from May 12 – May 19. 

DASH-Proterra Electric Bus Demonstration (Courtesy Photo)

The electric bus will run on actual DASH routes throughout the week to simulate actual operating conditions, and allow DASH customers to have the opportunity to try it out.  In addition to these test runs, DASH is also conducting several demonstration events where members of the public can take tours of the bus and take test rides.  Any feedback on the bus may be sent to dashbus@alexandriava.gov

For those who are unable to attend Wednesday's event, the bus will also be on display at the city’s 2018 Transportation & Environmental Services Open House event on Saturday, May 19.  The event will be held from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM outside the T&ES Offices at 2900 Business Center Drive. 

Wednesday, May 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
DASH-Proterra Electric Bus Demonstration Event
Alexandria's City Hall Market Square