Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) announced today that they will be showcasing a state of the art All-Electric Bus of the Future during a special demonstration and display on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4-8 p.m. The event will include remarks by ATC/DASH General Manager Josh Baker at 5:30 p.m. All attendees are invited to come see the vehicle and technology and take a free try and ride following remarks. The event will take place at Alexandria City Hall Market Square located at 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA.

As part of ATC's ongoing environmental efforts and alliance with the City of Alexandria's Eco City Charter, DASH has obtained a fully electric bus on a trial basis for demonstrations, testing and evaluation. The electric bus will operate as part of a regular DASH revenue service the week of Feb. 3-10. DASH customers will have the opportunity to ride the bus as a part of their regular commute free of charge. Riders on the routes serviced by the bus will be asked to complete a survey about their experience after their ride.

"Through our ongoing commitment towards evaluating and investing in green technology, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and planning for a sustainable future; we have been able to partner with New Flyer Industries of North America to pilot an all-electric "Xcelsior CHARGE" transit bus right here in our home city," said Josh Baker, ATC General Manager/CEO.

Schedule of Events
DASH invites the public to explore the 'Electric Bus of the Future' at the following times and locations:

* Feb. 4: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street

* Feb. 7: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., City Hall Market Square, 301 King Street (5:30 p.m. ATC Board of Directors, City Council and Media evening with remarks by DASH General Manager)

* Feb. 10: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., City Hall Market Square, 301 King Street

Free Rides to the public on the electric bus will be on the following routes: (subject to change without notice)

Saturday, Feb. 3 – AT2, AT5 routes    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 5 – AT6 route     6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 5 – AT8 route     3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 – AT1, AT2 routes    6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 – AT1 route    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 – AT3, AT4 routes    6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8 – AT7 route    6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8 – AT3 route    3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9 – AT5 route    6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.