Va. Commuter Rail Losing PassengersI have a solution to this problem. You want to alleviate congestion up in the DC area? Bring all those employers to Southwest Virginia. Commuters won't have any difficulty getting back and forth to work down here.
VRE Tardiness, Repairs Lead Some to Return to Clogged Roads
By Nick Miroff, Washington Post Staff Writer
At a time when authorities are urging increased use of public transportation to reduce congestion, an unexpected loss of Virginia Railway Express riders -- many weary of delays and breakdowns -- is a major setback.
After adding at least 200,000 passenger trips a year since fiscal 2001, the Northern Virginia rail line recorded 120,000 fewer trips from July 2005 to June compared with the previous year, dropping its total to 3.64 million. (link)
Or sit and watch your hair grow out on I-66 each morning. It's up to you.