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"Levey Live," appears each Tuesday from 12 to 1
p.m. Eastern time. It is a live, moderated discussion offering
washingtonpost.com users the chance to ask questions directly
of the people who make the news and the people who report it.
Your host is Washington Post columnist Bob Levey.
Bob's guest today was Shirley J. Ybarra, Virginia's
Secretary of Transportation. Ybarra, who has just completed
her first year in this post, has an extensive background in
governmental and commercial transportation issues. She
previously served as Virginia's Deputy Secretary of
Transportation and was a special assistant for policy for U.S.
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole from 1983 to 1987.
Here is a transcript of Shirley J. Ybarra's appearance:
(NOTE ONLY THE PORTION DEALING WITH SLUGGING IS PRINTED
I've heard from many readers who want
you to allow "slug lines" (ride-formation lines)
along the Dulles corridor. The idea would be to allow more
people to take advantage of HOV rules. What's your position on
Shirley J. Ybarra:
Slug lines are the
best of the free market I have ever seen. Slug lines do not
need Virginia's approval and can be created by the commuters.
Quite honestly, we do not get involved. If they want lines
along the Dulles Corridor--have at it.