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Carpooling Makes Strange Bedfellows

Sunday, April 24, 2005; Page LZ05

Political rivals Pat Buchanan and James Carville have found something they agree on and can work together to promote. The former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the Democratic consultant commuted to work together from Loudoun County on Wednesday to encourage residents of the Washington D.C. area to take advantage of the region's many ridesharing options.

Buchanan and Carville began their day together at 7 a.m. at the Dulles North Transit Center Park-n-Ride lot, located at Routes 606 and 634, next to the Dulles Greenway. The Dulles North lot is just one of many park-and-ride lots in Loudoun County that can be used by commuters to form carpools and vanpools or catch a ride on the Loudoun County Commuter Bus system.

A pair of political polar opposites found something they could agree on Wednesday: carpooling. Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, left, and Democratic consultant James Carville drove to work together Wednesday to promote the virtues of the shared ride. (Tracy A. Woodward -- The Washington Post)

For information about the transportation in the county, visit the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/bus or call the Office of Transportation Services at 703-737-8624.

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