Description: Due to the HOT lanes, slugging has increased and now begins around 4:30 a.m. and is generally
full by around 6:15. There are currently two lines: one for DC
"downtown" destinations and another for the Pentagon/Crystal
City. For the return trip in the afternoon
from the Pentagon, look for the sign "610- Mine Rd".
You can park at the Quality Inn and Suites (formerly Holiday Inn), which is adjacent to the Mine Road lot, for $5 a day or $60 a month. From what I have been told, they even throw in coffee! Drivers looking for Pentagon or Crystal City riders should try the 610 Stafford lot (behind McDonalds).
Getting to the Mine Road Lot - you can reach the Mine Road lot either from Mine Road or if you are coming from 610 East,
turn right (south) at the Marketplace light. To reach the New lot in
the evening from 95 south, get off at the 610 west exit, but veer left at
the split. Then turn left at the Marketplace light and stay in your middle
lane to go to the lot. Drop-off and pickup are on the east side of the
concrete "island" in the lot. It is one line for everyone (we
haven't split up into the DC and VA lines yet, although there is talk of