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Lorton VRE Expands Parking: On Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, Fairfax County elected officials along with Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Lorton VRE Station Park and Ride expansion project. The key features of the project include 150 additional parking spaces bringing the total number of spaces to 717; new pedestrian connections to the existing park and ride lot; and lighting improvements.

Herndon Expands Parking: On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, Fairfax County elected officials along with Fairfax County Department of Transportation and Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services will host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the construction of the new Herndon Station Parking Garage. The 2,007-space parking facility is designed to assist in reducing congestion on Northern Virginia roadways by creating additional opportunities for ridesharing and the use of public transit. The key features of the project include a pedestrian bridge to the Metrorail Silver Line station currently under construction; vehicular and pedestrian connections to the existing 1,745-space Herndon-Monroe parking garage; and secure bicycle storage facilities. The $44.5 million project is estimated to be completed in the spring of 2019.

Herndon-Monroe: Effective Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride surface lot will be closed for construction - all cars need to vacate the lot by Oct. 31. The Kiss and Ride area along with the slug line pick-up will be temporarily relocated to Level 1 of the parking garage. [Click Here for Map]

Possible Line to Tyson's Corner? There has been interest for a slug line to/from Tyson's Corner for a very long time. Now with the HOT lanes, some slugs are trying to start one from the Rt. 123 - I95 Lot. [Click Here for More Info]

Stafford County Signage for Slugs - Stafford County is conducting a survey to determine if Slug Lines should be organized by destination signs in the 610 commuter lots.  Please click on the link to take the survey and let them know what you think:  http://staffordcountyva.gov/slug

New Ballston Mall Slug Line? There is a renewed interest in re-establishing the slug line at Ballston. Many years ago there was a slug line that somehow faded away. However, maybe it is time to bring it back!! Please vote on the poll to the right and/or comment on the message board thread. [Click Here for More Info] and [Click Here for Message Board Thread].

Forbes Article on Slugging: Check out this article in Forbes travel section titled "A Practically Free Alternative to Uber and Lyft You are Missing Out On" by Andrew Bender on March 10th, 2016.[Click Here for Forbes Article]. Note - for some reason you may need to click the link twice to get to the article.

 


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