Monday, November 19, 2007


For those who feel a need to get to Ohio quickly: Folks in Ohio are pushing a new Columbus to Pittsburgh highway.. There was related news last week that both traffic and revenue on the Ohio Turnpike are not just flat but down this year. I'd be curious what the trends are for the PA turnpike, but I don't have that trend data. anyone?


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Hark! Are we becoming some kind of hub?

So long as the Commonwealth itself doesn't have to start pouring money and concrete all over the place, huzzah!

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't we already have a Columbus-to-Pittsburgh highway? I believe it's called I-70.

Monday, November 19, 2007 9:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going through 22 to Steubenville would open up a lot of land in that part of Ohio, give Steubenville greater access and most significantly, recuce stress on 70 and this would really give Pgh more direct access

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I lived in Columbus, I'd want to get the heck out of there and go to Pittsburgh too.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:47:00 PM  
Blogger fester said...

Hell this would be great as I spend my Thanksgivings in Columbus with my wife's extended family, and the rest of her side of the family tree is around another junction that is about 45 minutes out of the way of I-70 and 10 minutes from the proposed route. Otherwise this sounds a lot like the MFX in attempting to solve a declining industrial base problem by reducing transportion costs to allow for increased surbubanization

Monday, November 19, 2007 2:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seems to be a lot of difference in traffic between the east/west highways and the north/south ones. I79 is practically abandoned, especially heading south to WV. Historically Pittsburgh's economy has benefited from being the capital of northern Appalachia, and the economic development of this multi-state region should be more on the region's radar than it is.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Who said MFX? Duck and cover!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:01:00 PM  

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