Accident on I-395 HOV lanes on 08-15-2019

Slugging gets nimble!

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Traffic backups are not new to slugs, but slugs and drivers worked together to handle this a bit different this time. On August 15th, 2019 around 4:00 PM an accident on the I-395 south bound HOV lanes near Glebe Rd started slowing down HOV traffic. One of the Stafford Sluglines Facebook Group members, Tessa who was riding, posted a picture of the accident at 4:01 PM. Looking at the severity of the accident some decided to stay at work, some…

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OmniRide

OmniRide Service Plan for August 6, 2019

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OmniRide – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE August 5, 2019 WOODBRIDGE, VA – In response to comments we’ve received from passengers, OmniRide is offering a few suggestions for commuters impacted by an on-going work stoppage by some of our bus drivers. On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, OmniRide will again operate on a modified service plan. OmniRide Express buses in the I-95 corridor will take riders to and from the Pentagon Metro Station approximately every 30 minutes between 4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.…

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Number of Suggers by lot in 2006 - VDoT

About 6,450 slugs along I-95 corridor – 2006, VDoT

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A 2006 study by VDOT estimated that AM slugs along the I-95 corridor numbered about 6,450, which was about twice the number estimated in 1999 for this corridor. The 2006 estimates were based on morning peak counts at 15 slug line pickup locations along the Virginia I‐95 corridor. This includes sluglines in Fairfax and Prince William counties in the VDOT Northern Virginia District as well as locations in Stafford County and Fredericksburg in the VDOT Fredericksburg District. Source Virginia.gov. Since…

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OmniRide Launches Real-Time Bus Tracker App

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WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide now has its own mobile app to provide passengers with real-time bus arrival information and updates. The OmniRide app, which was developed by Ride Systems, is free and can be found by searching for OmniRide in your mobile device’s app store. The app has a bus tracker that enables riders to see a map with an icon showing the exact location of their bus and predicting the actual arrival time of the bus at all but the…

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Signs Changed at the Old Hechingers Lot

“Buses Only” sign changed to allow all vehicles at the old Hechingers commuter lot

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Early March 2019, we received information that the Prince William County Police officers were ticketing drivers who entered the Old Hechingers lot through the back entrance on Devils Reach Road next to the Exxon Gas Station. We worked with the Occoquan Supervisor to resolve the issue. Frank Bruno, one of the slugs created a service ticket with VDoT https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/ServiceRequest/Get/1064448 and emailed others to find the solution. On April 24th, 2019 Supervisor Ruth Anderson visited the lot with Perrin Palistrant Omniride…

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