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pme from oviedo,fl on 8/16/2010 6:42:10 AM:
I am writing to find out the best way to get from the Amtrak station in Pittsburg to McKeesport to start the trail. We are plannin on biking from McKeesport to Washington DC in June. I have been looking it up yet wanted to see if I could get advice from someone who has actually done it. I have read that biking from Pittsburg to McKeesport is not possible until 11-11-11. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Larry from North Huntingdon, Pa on 9/2/2010 1:37:51 PM:
The Port Athority Transet Bus can transport you & bike, other shuttles on AGP website, Do your home work & make arangements...DON'T RIDE IT!! Please e/mail me for sugestions. Bad areas, no shoulder, high traffic voulme

pme from oviedo on 9/11/2010 6:01:59 AM:
Thank you for your help. I will look into the shuttles on the website. With four of us biking (two teenagers) a shuttle van may be eaiser than the bus. I will start doing my homework.

Paul Mulvey from Easton on 9/12/2010 7:27:39 AM:
I, too, am arriving by train in downtown PIttsburgh. I'm going to get a taxi and head out to a hotel on the outskirts of town. I'm shipping my bike ahead via UPS.

cathy from farmington, nm on 10/31/2010 9:30:33 PM:
Thanks for the info. We are doing DC to Pittsburgh September 2011 and will get a shuttle from McKeesport to Pittsburgh.

keith from orrville, oh on 12/27/2010 8:17:36 PM:
Don't rely on the 11/11/11 date for completion. There have been predictions/hopes that did not materialize. I am expecting it all to be done EXCEPT the several miles at the waterpark. There is a scrap yard beside the active railroad, followed by a waterpark that also covers the land from the river to the active railroad, that is yet to be resolved.

Jeff from McKeesport on 1/17/2011 12:10:43 AM:
start ur trip in Boston PA! Best spot to kick ur trip off...trust me!

BTW, Pittsburgh......ends with an h

dan from austin tx on 2/28/2011 11:03:29 AM:
Why start from Boston? Was thinking we'd co from top of Montour trail to DC.

C Donohue from Phoenix AZ on 5/17/2011 8:35:32 PM:
We are biking from DC to McKeesport and have confirmed two 24 hr. cab companies who will transport our two bikes at appx 2:30am to be able to catch the appx 4:30am Pittsburg AMTRAK to DC. This way we sleep on the AMTRAK and arrive in DC in the daytime. Has anyone had a bad experience with the cab company not showing up? Costs about $35 total. We are to confirm 24hrs prior.