More parking spaces at 610 Staffordboro Blvd. parking lot

Finally, the long awaited expansion of the park and ride lot on Staffordboro Blvd. is now open for use! This parking lot is a giant bonus to all sluggers, this way there will be more space for riders to park. Drivers now have access to more slugs to pick up and get on the HOV lanes. Staffordboro parking lot had about 882 parking spaces shared by the Martz bus riders, vanpool, carpool and slugs. This parking lot was so popular,…

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Extended slugging hours?

It is 5.35 AM early in the morning, and I see slugs already lined up at Horner road. A few cars picked up slugs. While others rushed to hit the HOV lanes before HOV enforcement goes into effect so that they can drive solo. “Some drivers pick up slugs as early as 5.30 AM” said Larry waiting for the line for a ride to Pentagon. “Drivers do not wait around the bus stop to pick up slugs, but some do…

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Impact on Slug lines with the New Rules on I-95 HOT / Express Lanes

Starting from December 2014 the new rules issued by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDoT) will go into effect on the improved I-95 HOT Lanes (aka Express Lanes) between Route 610 in Stafford County and Edsall Road in Fairfax County. The new rules state that all commuter vehicles (except motor cycles) will require an EZ Pass or E-Z Pass Flex in order to be able to use the High Occupancy Toll HOT Lanes.    Regarding these changes in rules, there…

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Another option for an easier commute

You’ve been there, sitting in traffic on the highway while enviously glancing over at the HOV lanes watching cars fly by; while you’re dealing with the anxiety of bumper to bumper traffic, breathing in car fumes for miles behind the wheels. Traffic on I 395 Commuters from I95 corridor to Washington DC have a reliable option to pick slugs on both ways while others working at Tysons corner, Virginia or Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland do not have much option.…

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Slugging – Real Rules or Misunderstood Myths?

In one of the last articles we talked about the phenomena of slugging – a trend that started in Washington DC in 70’s that has been growing in popularity ever since. It is an act that was invented for the benefit of all parties included, the driver and the rider aka “slugger”.  So how is it done? You see, when going to the work in most of the US metropolises and other large cities every single day you’ll most probably find…

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