of the Latest Slugging News…
Major Changes to Rosslyn Slug Line -
Effective 18 March 02 the Rosslyn Slug Line will relocate.
For the past two weeks, the Arlington County Commuter Assistance
and Arlington County Department of Public Work's Traffic Engineering
Division along with the have considered at least seven options
submitted by slugs on how to best resolve the traffic problem in front
of the Metro station. The results are as follows:
- Relocate the Rosslyn line to the area between North Moore and
North Ft Myer on the Lee Highway service road and counterflow
- Create two separate lines: one for "Tackett's Mill/Potomac
Mills/Horner Rd" and another for “Stafford”
- Arlington County will fund the
cost of erecting signs at the new location
- Arlington County will create
flyers or brochures to distribute announcing the move
- Transit police and Arlington Police will assist in directing
- Changes will also be made to Bus stopping locations.
- Arlington County will coordinate enforcement with Metrobus
supervisors, transit police and Arlington Police.
Although some counties may reluctantly tolerate slugging, Arlington County and their
Commuter Assistance Program have been very active supporter of
slugging. Not only are they supporting slugging, but they are
spending county funds to make slugging even more popular. As one
County official stated "We are working hard to support
the slug line and am pleased that it has grown so much in Rosslyn that
it has been noticed. Problems of success are far better than problems of
failure." (referring to the number of people using this method of
Is the new location just as convenient as the old location? Although
it's not across the street from the Metro, it's only about 1.5 blocks
away. Not only will it be more efficient and get
you home faster than the old line but it has the full support of the
county. With two lines instead of one,
the flow of slugs/drivers should increase. In addition, it will be
safer than the old location.
For a map and more information on the Rosslyn Slug Line click here.
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
Saratoga Line - Fairfax
County officials are working with the new owners of the Saratoga
shopping center for commuter parking space. No agreement has
been reached but progress is being made.
Potomac Mills Update -
Because of the expansion of the Horner Road Commuter Lot some of the
commuter parking spaces at Potomac Mills may be re-negotiated. It is
unclear how may of the 950 parking spaces will be retained. Prince
William Country officials are working this issue.
Lorton VRE Slug
Line added - This is a morning slug line ...See