Picture of new Alexandria DASH transit bus

When state budget reductions threatened to delay the City of Alexandria’s efforts to replace diesel engine transit buses with hybrid electric/diesel engine buses, the Alexandria Transit Company (ATC), which operates the City’s DASH transit system, requested and was granted funding to offset part of the incremental cost of the hybrid buses.

 

Table of lifetime emission reductions and fuel savings for the Alexandria VA DASH Transit Bus Replacements

 With the funding, ATC was able to replace five model year 1996 and two model year 1998 conventional diesel buses with hybrid electric/diesel buses.

MARAMA’s funding for this project was part of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The City of Alexandria City Transportation Improvement Program Funds, VA Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), and the City’s match for DRPT provided the remaining funding.

 

Total cost: $3,652,621 ($913,155 grant funded)