With the next surge of Metro work set to shutdown the National Airport station for two weeks, the man behind Sluglines, a free app that helps match passengers with drivers, has announced the launch of a new slugline that will take riders from the Kiss and Ride lot at the Franconia-Springfield Metro station into L’Enfant Plaza.
The line will operate 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday from the Franconia-Springfield Metro Kiss & Ride to L’Enfant Plaza Metro. Return lines in the afternoon will run from 4 to 5 p.m. picking up from L’Enfant and returning to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Kiss & Ride area.
“Slugging does not cost riders a dime, and gets drivers a free pass on the I-395 HOT and HOV lanes,” said Kalai Kandasamy, the man behind sluglines.com/app in a news release announcing the SafeTrack alternative. “Besides, the nation’s “original ride-sharing” system will save money on gas, parking fees, more frequent vehicle maintenance, public transportation costs, and time – simply by participating.