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Metro Summer Shutdown

Slugging is another commuter option!

Starting Saturday, May 25, 2019 through Sunday, September 8, 2019 the six Blue and Yellow line stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will be closed for full platform reconstruction. It is advised commuters add at least 30 minutes to their commute times during the shutdown. Commuters will have access to free shuttles, buses and other mobility services during this shutdown.

WHY SLUGGING?
About 29,000 commuters will be affected during this shutdown. Metro says, more than one third of the affected commuters are expected to drive. Sluglines assist those drivers to fill up the empty seats and cruise on I-395 and Washington Street HOV-3 lanes.

HOW DOES SLUGLINES WORK?
Slugging aka., casual carpooling is a unique form of commuting popular along I-95 and I-66 corridor. Sluglines assists drivers by reaching the three person HOV-3 requirement and passengers in getting a free ride. Drivers and riders volunteer to ride together on fast HOV lanes at their own wish.

  • The driver pulls into one of the locations below, where riders line up.
  • Driver holds up a sign or rolls down the window to call out his/her destination.
  • Riders first in line heading to the driver's location get in the car and off they go

Travel Options

Discuss at
Metro Summer Shutdown - Forum

SLUGGING ETIQUETTE
Drivers take 2 or more riders to provide a sense of safety for all

  • Confirm Destination
  • Say hello and thank you
  • NO MONEY EXCHANGED
  • First come first serve
  • Feel free to pass a rider or a ride
  • Buckle up
  • Drive Safely
  • Roll up the windows, maintain room temp.
  • Keep it clean for the ride: Body and Car
  • Play acceptable news or music
  • No phone calls, if you have to keep it very brief.
  • Drop off at the pickup location
  • Dont's
  • Do not force conversation
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke
  • Riders do not operate the car
  • No personal grooming in the car