DIY Carpooling In DC: Solving Gridlock Through ‘Slugging’
10,000 workers a day use a 35-year old carpooling method, without any government intervention.
Transportation officials wanting to reduce highway traffic are starting to look toward the Washington, DC area’s 35-year-old practice of grass-roots carpooling called ‘slugging.’ Legendarily starting at a Virginia Big Boy restaurant parking lot with Pentagon workers wanting to speed their trip via the then new I-395 HOV lane, slugging is now the travel method for an estimated 10,000 DC commuters a day.
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