Next-Generation Slugging

Will long-distance solo drivers pick up short-distance riders on the commute to Microsoft?

Slugging is a kind of instant carpooling where commuters pick up total strangers from organized stops.

Throughout the U.S., more than 90% of short-distance solo suburban commuting is in single-occupancy vehicles. Transportation consultant Steve Raney proposes that long-distance solo drivers pick up short-distance riders on the commute to Microsoft. For safety, employees flash Microsoft ID badges. Toll tag transponders help coordinate this rendezvous.

"[The] idea could someday make a dent in the large number of commuters who live just a few miles from their suburban jobs and drive to work alone."

Thanks to Steve Raney

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