City of Alexandria, VA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2008
The Alexandria Transit Company (ATC) Board of Directors approved a plan in November that addresses how ATC, which operates the DASH bus system, will meet the reduction in City transit subsidies due to declining tax revenue and current Citywide financial challenges.
The plan, which goes into effect January 4, 2009, includes:
The remaining subsidy reduction will be made up through the implementation of the Metro two-way transfer for bus and rail, also set to go into effect on January 4:
These changes will defer the need to reduce or eliminate any current DASH routes at this time.