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2019: End of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes in Northern Virginia

As 2019 comes to a close, we are looking at some of the most significant changes to our commute. Most of the old HOV lanes are now called as Express Lanes or Toll lanes. In the past, HOV was enforced only during the peak hours on weekdays and was open to all during off peak hours, weekends and holidays. With the new Express Lanes all vehicles except motorcycles require E-ZPass to access Express Lanes. HOV with three or more passengers…

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Tire theft at the Stafford Parking Lot

Tire Theft at Stafford Parking Lot

It saddens to see our fellow commuters car standing on blocks. Any help or ideas in this situation or to avoid future situation is appreciated. Prince William County Police Department issued a warning on November 25, 2019 stating, “There have been recent incidents of larcenies at commuter lots. Suspects are cutting and removing catalytic converters from vehicles. These incidents are occurring during regular working hours, commuter lots along I-95 are the primary target.” Earlier this month, ABC 7 reported on…

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Prince William County Gets More Slug Friendly

Thanks to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDoT), Prince William County and Omniride officials for the new Neabsco / Potamac Commuter Parking Garage on 2501, Opitz Boulevard, in Prince William County, Virginia. Site is directly opposite to Sentara Hospital,  just off I-95 and right in front of Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center. The garage is planned to house 1400 spaces and slug pickup lanes and Omniride bus services. The slug pickup lane will allow riders to line up in the garage…

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National Christmas Tree Lighting

Slug Lines and Omniride impacted by National Christmas Tree Lighting Street Closures

On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the 97th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place in the District of Columbia. Simply put, traffic in DC will be horrible, if possible telework  Following afternoon slug pickup locations may be affected. Stafford – 14th Street and  G Street maybe backed up Woodbridge – 15th Street and NY Avenue will be blocked Woodbridge – 14th Street at Commerce Dept. maybe backed up Fairfax – 14th Street and Madison Avenue maybe backed up Omniride will…

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Bobs Slug Line and Parking Relocation Plan

Bobs Slug Line and Parking Relocation Plan

The historic Bobs slug pick up lot will be closed for construction for about two and a half years beginning spring of 2020 (about March/April 2020). Bobs is where slugging began in the mid seventies by the Pentagon personnel to leverage the Shirley Highway when it opened as reversible lanes for HOV-3 during peak hours. Bobs sluglines survived several moves and disruptions. Still being one of the popular slug pickup location, about 650 commuters (425 riders and 225 drivers )…

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