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FlixBus Launches Pittsburgh & DC Routes Starting at $9.99

Brent Warren Brent Warren FlixBus Launches Pittsburgh & DC Routes Starting at $9.99

Nearly three years after Megabus quietly discontinued service in Columbus, a new alternative to Greyhound is set to launch service next week to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. FlixBus, a German-based company that began operating in the U.S. in 2018, announced today that the two new routes will start running on November 14. Columbus passengers can […]

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Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

Brent Warren Brent Warren Hyperloop Efforts Continue, but Don’t Count Out Passenger Rail Yet

The idea of connecting Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh with a new, super-fast, tube-based form of transportation has received a lot of attention in the last few years. The Hyperloop test pod made several appearances around Ohio last summer, delegations of local officials have flown out to Nevada to check out a desert test track […]

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Columbus Hyperloop Proposal Named One of 10 Finalists in Global Challenge

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Hyperloop Proposal Named One of 10 Finalists in Global Challenge

A proposal to link Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh by hyperloop — a futuristic technology that involves pods traveling at up to 600 miles per hour through a pneumatic tube — has been selected as one of 10 routes worldwide that will now “move forward in the process.” That process is being led by Hyperloop One, […]

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Comedy Preview: Steve Byrne

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Steve Byrne

Like any two responsible people from hockey towns should, Steve Byrne and I spent about a third of our interview yesterday talking shop. Unlike me, Byrne has been able to back up his adoration for his Pittsburgh Penguins’ game by actually playing it. “I still skate, actually. I play with Bill Burr and I get […]

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The Candle Lab is Expanding to Pittsburgh

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Candle Lab is Expanding to Pittsburgh

The Columbus-based Candle Lab is making its second jump outside of the Central Ohio market with a new retail store coming soon to the Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Candle Lab opened in Cincinnati last year, marking their first non-Columbus location. “Lawrenceville is very similar to Over The Rhine in Cincinnati and the Short North from […]

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Trip Report: Pittsburgh via Megabus

Anne Evans Anne Evans

Did you book any Megabus tickets to Pittsburgh back when they went on sale in March? We got four tickets round-trip (for only $8.50!) and just got back from a family daytrip to Pittsburgh. Our bus left Columbus on Saturday at 8:55am and made it to Pittsburgh at 12:45pm. Not a bad ride. The bus […]

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Does Columbus Need a Toll Road to Pittsburgh?

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From XingColumbus: Does Columbus Need a Toll Road to Pittsburgh? by johnwirtz In a state with pressing budget problems and a stated objective to focus on more multi-modal transportation, should a new four-lane, grade-separated highway parallel to an existing interstate really be a priority? I don’t think so, and I guess that’s why there’s no […]

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