In the D.C. Area, Carpooling ‘Slugs’ Ride Fast and Free

My latest story was published on Grist today and made it to the front page! Check it out.

Grist Slugging

It’s a Wednesday morning like any other, and Vicky Manalansan is speeding down the freeway toward Washington, D.C., in her silver minivan. Riding in her backseat are two complete strangers she picked up at a suburban commuter lot.

Smartphone-wielding techsters in San Francisco might call this “ridesharing,” but in the D.C. area, where carpooling has been an accepted way of life for decades, they call it “slugging.” Keep reading…

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