New Slugging and Omniride Bus Services from the University Blvd. Commuter Lot in Gainesville

Starting Monday, October 28, 2019 the new University Boulevard Commuter Lot will be serviced by sluglines and Omniride. The lot opened earlier this month and will provide another option for Gainesville, Manassas and Haymarket commuters along I-66 corridor to park and ride to Arlington and DC destinations. Commuters who drive to Arlington and DC destinations can now…

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No more HOV exemption for vehicles with Clean Fuel plates

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are sending letters to over 16,000 Virginians with registered vehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates to notify them of two upcoming changes that will affect high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane access privileges. Effective September 30, based on a federal law…

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New OmniRide Express route between Haymarket and Rosslyn/Ballston starts December 17

WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide will start a new Express bus service on Monday, December 17, 2018, providing residents of Haymarket and other western Prince William County communities with a direct connection to the Rosslyn/Ballston corridor while also offering an alternative for drivers who don’t want to pay tolls on I-66. OmniRide’s new Haymarket – Rosslyn/Ballston Express bus route…

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I-66 Toll Lanes Saved $188.85 in tolls in just a week by picking by picking up slugs

December 4, 2018 will mark one year anniversary of I-66 turning into HOT Lanes, CF vehicles loosing privileges, and SlugLines getting organized along the I-66 corridor. Drivers save about $200 and riders save about $50 a week. Join I-66 Slug Lines to coordinate rides, for locations check https://66sluglines.com Governor of Virginia Virginia Department of Transportation…

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I-66 tolls hit another high

September 9, 2018, I-66 Tolls hit another high of $46.75 today at about 8.20 AM for 20 minutes and dropped to $45.00 at 8.40AM. This is just 75 cents short of the current record of $47.50 on February 28, 2018. Around 40 drivers paid more than $40 toll on that day. This is probably the highest…

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My Slugging Experience!

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…

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