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For traveling on the cheap, Megabus is the way to go for money Buffalonians. But if you’re a local looking to get to Pittsburgh on the double-decker bus, make alternate arrangements for trips after March 13.

“We’re operating at about 25 percent full over the entire route. It really needs to be double that to make it worthwhile for us,” director of Megabus.com Bryony Chamberlain told the Erie Times-News.

The route Chamberlain references runs between Pittsburgh and Toronto, hitting Buffalo and Erie along the way. Because of the low number of riders on that particular bus, the CoachUSA company decided to stick a fork in.

“When we put that service on, we weren’t sure there would be enough people there to warrant the service. We tried it, and, unfortunately, it didn’t work out,” Chamberlain said in the Erie newspaper. The route was introduced less than a year ago.

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