FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Carter Cornick
January 22, 1999
Pentagon "Slug Lines"
Senator John Warner today expressed concerns about reports
that the Pentagon's Defense Protective Service is disrupting a
routine commuting practice of forming unplanned car pools in
the Pentagon's parking lot.
"I have contacted appropriate officials
at the Pentagon and requested an immediate response to this
situation," said Warner. "At a time when the region
is preparing for unprecedented construction on our major
roadways, we should be facilitating -- not discouraging --
these private, creative solutions to reducing gridlock."
"I intend to be sure that the Pentagon recognizes the
important service that these "slug lines" provide to
the commuting public."
"This common practice of forming
"slug lines" has proven to be an effective and
convenient means of car pooling in the northern Virginia
region," said Warner. "I am confident that
cooperation between Pentagon officials and the commuters will
ensure that there is a safe environment and an efficient flow
of traffic in the parking lot."