How did Pope alleviate traffic congestion in DC Metro?

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4% less vehicles yielded 36% reduction in congestion in DC Metro  If you didn’t hear, the Pope Francis visited the United States recently, and of course a stop at the seat of American power, Washington DC was on his itinerary. His tour included a host of cities across the country, and in each and every one city officials were tasked with safely addressing the predicted massive increase in traffic volume. In the DC area particularly, there was increased scrutiny regarding…

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Tire Thieves Upset Commuter Parking Lot

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A bold string of tire thefts have stranded and unsettled frequent commuters utilizing the Horner Rd. park-and-ride in Woodbridge, VA. As if your daily commute wasn’t enough, imagine what would happen if you got back to your commuter lot only to find your car on cinder blocks, stripped of all four wheels. This has been the case for at least ten victims in the Horner Rd. park-and ride located in Woodbridge, VA, with a concentration of such incidents over the last five months. Stretching as far…

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More parking spaces at 610 Staffordboro Blvd. parking lot

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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?

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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

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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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