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As Memorial Day weekend arrives, many Central Ohioans will be driving to see family and friends. But with driving comes gas, and compared to one month ago, prices are way up.

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Could the Hyperloop pipe dream become a reality? Officials in Columbus and around the region are pitching in money to find out.

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A record number of Ohioans are expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to AAA Ohio Auto Club.

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For the last 18 years, Curtis Stitt has helped lead the Central Ohio Transit Authority in adapting to new technologies and a changing city. But Friday marks his retirement from the organization.

Travel Tricks and Tips with Rick Steves

Sep 15, 2017
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Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. He’s written several books, including his updated 2016 Rick Steves’ Europe Through The Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook for Independent Travelers. This hour, we’re talking about travel tips, do’s and dont’s, and what to look out for when you’re traveling abroad.

The first time Jake Freed rode a skateboard long-distance, it was because he ran out of gas.

He was stuck outside of Yuma, Ariz., in the middle of summer. Without any other options, the military veteran pulled out his skateboard and road 11 miles into town.

"I was surprised how quick I got there and how effortless it was," the 34-year-old former aviation mechanic tells NPR. "I got a new light in me and started to wonder how far I could really go."

The big three U.S. airlines — American, Delta and United — are all taking on the discount carriers by offering no-frills, discounted fares, called "basic economy." Some critics call it "misery class" because you'll board last, sit in a middle seat near the back of the plane, and on United and American, you can't bring a carry-on bag.

Now there is evidence that this lower class of fare is not any lower priced, but instead is a way to raise standard economy fares.

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A popular intercity express bus service known for cheap fares that could drop as low as $1 has ceased service in Ohio's capital city due to the unprofitability of the route.

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Airline travelers headed in or out of Columbus for Thanksgiving should not find long lines, despite an uptick in travel this year. 

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Gas prices in Ohio are up to begin what's expected to be a busy period of travel around the Thanksgiving holiday.

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