A slug line on Lee Highway between North Fort Meyer and North Moore Street in Arlington, Va. in 2016.

A slug line on Lee Highway between North Fort Meyer and North Moore Street in Arlington, Va. in 2016.

For decades, Washingtonians have commuted between northern Virginia and D.C. by “slugging,” the practice of carpooling with strangers. The “original rideshare” became popular after highways installed high-occupancy lanes designed to expedite commutes for cars with multiple passengers. With Safetrack now limiting transit options for many regional commuters, slugging may once again see a boost in participants. Kojo explores slugging and the way it might be simplified through technology.

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  • Kalai Kandasamy Sluglines App Creator

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