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Forbes Article on Slugging: Check out this article in Forbes travel section titled "A Practically Free Alternative to Uber and Lyft You are Missing Out On" by Andrew Bender on March 10th, 2016.[Click Here for Forbes Article]. Note - for some reason you may need to click the link twice to get to the article.

PRTC Service Cuts and Fare Increases: PRTC has a budget deficit and is proposing service cuts and a fare increase starting in July 2016. Here’s a story that NBC4 did yesterday, focusing on how slugging could be impacted by PRTC’s proposals.[Click Here for NBC4 Story].

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PRTC is hosting 4 public hearings in February on the proposed budget, service cuts and fare increase. [Click Here for PRTC Hearing Page].

PRTC Announces New Mark Center Bus Routes to Start February 1, 2016: Mark Center employees who live in the I-95 corridor will have a new commuting alternative thanks to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), when two new OmniRide commuter bus routes to the Alexandria facility start operating on Monday, February 1, 2016.

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) will operate the new routes, which will start in Dale City and Lake Ridge. Both Mark Center routes will offer four trips during the morning and afternoon rush hours, enabling a relaxing, convenient and environmentally-friendly ride in the I-95 Express Lanes and using the new I-395 HOV ramp at Seminary Road. [Click Here for More Info].

Washingtonian Article on Slugging: The January 2016 Washingtonian issue has a feature article on Slugging. It is now online and can be viewed by [Click Here for More Info].

14th and Independence: DDOT has asked that we relocate the slug line at 14th and Independence to help relieve congestion near the intersection.[Click Here for More Info] or [Click Here for Message Board Thread]

Express Lanes Extensions Coming to I-395 and I-95: Governor McAuliffe and Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne recently announced two projects in partnership with Transurban that extend I-395 and I-95. [Click Here]

Herndon-Monroe Line: Please note that due to construction of the future Herndon Metro station, the slug line at the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride has been relocated as of 4 November 2015. [Click Here]

Bob's: Bob's is expanding its destinations. Some drivers are now picking up slugs for the Navy Yard!

Thieves Hit Horner Road...Again! Many thanks to Julie Carey of NBC4 for covering this story. Here is the link to the story and video coverage of the latest incident which happened this past Friday, October 16th, 2015: Tire Thieves Hit Va. Commuter Lot Again

Tire Thieves Hit Va. Commuter Lot Again

Saratoga Slug Line? There has been interest in forming a slug line to the Pentagon from the Saratoga Park and Ride Lot. [Click Here]

Horner Road Incident! Theives hit the Horner Road Commuter lot again. Read this news story: [Click Here]

Herndon Slug Line Active! Resent reports are that the Herndon slug line is now active! For more information: [Click Here]

Thank You Phen! I wanted to extend a sincere "Thank You" to Phen for the donation to the website. Unlike other forms of commuting that the government promotes, Slug-Lines.com does not have a multi-million dollar grant....so donations are welcome to offset costs!

Slugs and drivers have the right to pass or forfeit a ride. Let’s say a couple of rough-looking characters pull up and your gut feeling tells you this ride isn’t safe. PASS. There are plenty of other rides that will pass your own personal "gut" check. This applies to both slugs and drivers. You are not obligated to get in a car or pickup riders if you do not feel safe!

Route 610 Needs New Line. With the expansion of the Rt. 610 commuter lot in Stafford, many slugs are suggesting the need for a downtown DC line. To join the discussion: [Click Here]

 

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Slugging is a term used to describe a unique form of commuting found in the Washington, DC area.   It has thousands of vehicles at its disposal, moves thousands of commuters daily, and the best part, itís FREE! Not only is it free, but it gets people to and from work faster than the typical bus, metro, or train. It's unique because it is not a government sponsored commuter program, but one created out of ingenuity from local citizens to solve commuter problems.

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