The Washington Navy Yard established two slug lines for commuters Monday to help alleviate parking congestion on the yard.
The two locations, selected based on a zip code analysis, are:
1) Horner Road - Woodbridge
2) Rte. 610 - Stafford.
The slug line locations will be on Patterson Ave, the one-way (northbound) street on the East side of the Bldg. 28 parking garage.
Signs will be posted on the left-side sidewalk. The Horner road pick up point will be on the Northeast corner of Bldg. 176, and the Rte. 610 pick-up point will be at the Northeast corner of Bldg. 201. Lines should form to the West between the buildings, and not along the roadside sidewalk.
If you’d like more information about Slugging, visit www.slug-lines.com. Slugging is a term used to describe a unique form of commuting found in the Washington, D.C., area. It is unique because people commuting stop to pick up other passengers even though they are total strangers. However, slugging is a very organized system with its own set of rules, proper etiquette, and specific pick-ups and drop-offs locations. The system of slugging is quite simple: A car needing additional passengers to meet the required three-person HOV minimum pulls up to one of the known slug lines and picks up sluggers.