Thursday, 19 May 2016

Tire Thefts at Horner Road Commuter Lot is Not an Isolated Incident!

Wheels Stripped off at Horner Road Commuter Lot - March 31, 2016
Wheels Stripped off at Horner Road Commuter Lot - May 19, 2016
Finding a parking space at the Horner Road Commuter Lot and commuting to work is stressful enough. To come back from work to finding cars оn blосkѕ, ѕtrірреd оf all four wheels and vandalized is whole another thing. It didn't happen to all 3000 commuters who park at the lot, but had happened for about 40 commuters in the last one year.

  1. 18th May, 2016, - Approx. 7 vehicles vandalized
  2. 31st March, 2016, - Approx. 12 vehicles vandalized
  3. 10th March, 2016, - Approx. 4 vehicles vandalized
  4. 21st February, 2016, - Approx. 4 vehicles vandalized
  5. 14th January, 2016, - Approx. 4 vehicles vandalized
  6. 19th October, 2015, Wheel thefts reported at park-and-ride lot in Prince William County - Approx. 3 vehicles vandalized
  7. 9th September, 2015, - Approx. 4 vehicles vandalized
  8. 28th May, 2015, - Approx. 3 vehicles vandalized
Surveillance cameras are definitely a good deterrence, but the last incident on the 31st March, 2016 was executed while there were cameras at both choke points. That leaves us with questions, if those cameras are good enough to recognize the license plates? Do we have tools to analyze the video footage? Should the cameras cover the entire parking lot?

Crime breeds crime, 40 victims in one year is good for some thought and action. 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

New SlugLines Mobile application to connect commuters

Every Northern Virginia resident knows the pain and anguish they experience in a gridlock while commuting between home and office.  The Sluglines assist drivers by reaching the two or three persons High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) requirement, and passengers in getting a free ride to their destination.

Sluglines Mobile App

Drivers had to drive to the slug line to check if riders are waiting. Sometimes they have to wait to get riders while there are riders waiting half a mile away. Now with the Sluglines mobile application, riders can check in to show their availability drivers can find real-time status of the line and navigate to other pickup locations where there are more riders. It works the same way for the riders

No more long waits, connect with commuters in real time with the Sluglines app, navigate your way through for a quicker commute. The Sluglines mobile application is available on Google Play Store and Apple iTunes for free. Download the Sluglines App and start Checking In