DASHing Through the Snow

Not much snow left now. We’re having a fast meltoff.

Alexandria’s local bush system is called DASH, all caps. Usually transit acronyms aren’t that tough to figure out, but this one has me stumped. It doesn’t even reveal what it means on their web page. The free weekend shuttle is called the Dash About, and they don’t use all caps for that. Check out this very same bus stop from June 2006.

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6 Responses to DASHing Through the Snow

  1. Jay says:

    Driving Alexandrians Safely Home.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_Alexandrians_Safely_Home

    Pretty lame -eh?

  2. passante says:

    DASH = Driving Alexandrians Safely Home.

  3. A nice picture and the story behind the picture was interesting too.

  4. Kate says:

    I think that transit systems certainly have improved the appearance of the buses with the new artistic paint jobs!

  5. mariemcc says:

    Jay, Passante, thank you! I wonder why they didn’t go with ART for Alexandria Regional Transit? That would have been good, as Alexandria’s a very arty town. The city of Fairfield, California went with Fairfield Area Rapid Transit. The acronym provides for lots of hilarity.

    Abe, thank you. I wish they painted their other buses like these but the rest of them are a simple dark blue.

    Kate, some of the Metro area buses have really nice mural paint jobs showing a forest scene to draw attention that they run on natural gas and are eco-friendly. I haven’t captured one yet, though.

  6. passante says:

    I guess they didn’t go with ART because it was already taken by Arlington (ARlington Transit)!

    Lest you think I am totally redundant, it was very late at night/early in the morning when I commented — having just come home from spending 5 hours with a neighbor in the ER — and I was so bleary-eyed that I didn’t see Jay’s message!

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