About 30 agencies in DC can issue ticket for parking or moving violation

Last week one of our slugs mentioned that Federal Protective Service showed up at the L’Enfant Plaza slug pickup location and asked drivers to move the vehicles and warned them they should not be picking up slugs anymore. So we took the issue to the DDoT today and found that there are several agencies that has authority to ticket vehicles. The DDoT representatives mentioned that they do not have jurisdictions over some curb spaces and they have to look into…

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New Slug lines at the Staffordboro commuter lot

New Sluglines from Staffordboro Commuter Lot to Rosslyn and DC

More than 500 commuters slug form Staffordboro commuter lot between 5:00 AM and 7:00 AM. It is time to split the line when we have more than 30 riders in the line and 10 cars waiting to load passengers at the same time, and the riders can’t hear the driver’s location. Similar changes were made at the Horner road in early 2000’s, now we have 1500 commuters using 6 separate lines. At Staffordboro commuter lot, Slug lines are kept close…

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Staffordboro Slug lines

Long slug line at Staffordboro Park and Ride

Riders at Staffordboro Park and Ride form a single line to slug to the Pentagon, Rosslyn, Crystal City and other DC locations. As the line gets longer during morning peak hours, loading time also gets longer, resulting in frustrated riders and drivers. In addition, when the driver calls the location it is not communicated well to the riders in the line. To find commuters destination, we conducted a survey in our Stafford Slug Lines Facebook group. About 130 commuters participated…

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95 Express Lanes

How much can a driver save in tolls by picking up slugs?

Since HOV started Luis lost his clean fuel exemption. He switched between regular lanes, express lanes and local roads spending lot of time and money. Though he was familiar with slugging at the Horner Rd. he was hesitant to pick up riders. After chatting up with us on the Facebook messenger for about a month; Luis joined the slugging community. Luis said, “The first day was a bit tricky even with the directions in the sluglines mobile app, but was…

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Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Oct 2018

Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project Oct 2018 – 2021

Starting Monday, October 15, 2018 the National Park Service (NPS) will begin a new long-term change to the traffic pattern on Arlington Memorial Bridge. This change will reduce the bridge’s capacity from six to three lanes and one sidewalk until the rehabilitation is finished in 2021. Slug-drivers and carpools commuting to destinations north of Constitution Avenue use the Arlington Memorial Bridge to avoid 14th street bridge traffic. With the reversible lanes, peak hour traffic will loose only one third of…

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