How does Slugging work?
Slugging is a unique form of commuting, different from carpooling. Sluglines assists drivers by reaching the two person HOV requirement, and passengers get a free ride.
The driver pulls into one of the many known locations for Sluglines, 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 proceed into the car and off they go!
Slugging Locations (I-66 Corridor)
I started reading/exploring the concept of slugging/carpooling when I moved from Alexandria to Fairfax and had to rethink my entire commute. I was still commuting to DC but this time, the starting point was Fairfax, which was further west and which meant more traffic, even during the early hours of 6:30 – 7:00 am. I…
Every Northern Virginia resident knows the pain and anguish they experience in a gridlock while commuting between home and office. The Sluglines assist drivers by reaching the two or three persons High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) requirement, and passengers in getting a free ride to their destination. Drivers had to drive to the slug line to check…
Happy New Year! It is evident that people living outside beltway are outraged by the new I-66 tolls. More than 14,000 clean fuel vehicle drivers lost their HOV exemption who were allowed to use I-66 during HOV hours. With tolling in effect, many residents in the region are now considering slugging, the nation’s most efficient…