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Rosslyn Slug Line -
As traffic and commuter congestion worsens along the 1800 block of
N. Moore St. in front of the Rosslyn Metro Station, so has the scrutiny of the slug
line that supports hundreds of local commuters. On February 22nd I received an email stating
that on February 21st the Arlington Police Department passed
out the following notice to slugs:
SLUG LINE USER'S"
Beginning March 2002 the Arlington County Police
will begin strict enforcement of traffic violations in the 1700-1800
block of N. Moore St. in front of the Rosslyn Metro Station. Vehicles
will be ticketed or drivers cited for the following:
in the no parking zones to include vehicles that are
that are blocking travel lanes
not yielding to pedestrians
making illegal U-turns
an effort to avoid citations it is suggested that the slug line be moved
to a less congested area. Your help in this matter is appreciated.
/s/ Officer Gleason, 703-228-3600 x9712
I have contacted the Arlington County Police
Department and have asked for their assistance in resolving the
congestion problems. The
traffic problems along N. Moore Street are not purely slug induced and I
am confident the department is taking a holistic approach by addressing all alternatives.
It should be mentioned that
Arlington County and their commuter
assistance program has been a very active supporter of slugging!
Regardless to the outcome of the Arlington Police
Department, there are some suggestions from within the slugging
community to improve the Rosslyn line:
- Create two separate lines for Rosslyn: one for
“Stafford” and another for “all other”
- Head Slug walks the line of cars and calls out
destinations instead of allowing the drivers to stack up.
Another newsletter will be distributed as this
issues gets resolved.
Bob's (aka Long
John Silvers) Update - this location has been fenced off forcing the
slug line to move to the Circuit City parking lot. Fairfax County is
working to help the slugs. ...See
14th & G Slug
Line Emerging - A new slug line is emerging between 14th & G
Street. The destination is primarily for the Stafford 610 commuter lot
and develops between 4:30 - 6 pm. Slugs
have been holding 610 signs.
Independence Line Update - This line is still functioning and
growing in popularity. ...See
14th & Indep
Lorton VRE Slug
Line added - This is a morning slug line ...See
Los Angeles, CA
Daily News Prints Story On Slugging. The LA Daily News printed a
story on 13 Jan 02 describing the advantages of slugging and how LA
residents could benefit. ...See
News & Radio.