AAA predicts 51 million Americans will be traveling for Thanksgiving


AAA predicts 51 million Americans will be traveling for Thanksgiving

"Every day requires caution and vigilance when there is a large number of travelers on the road".

Many people across the region began plotting their course of travel early.

Lisa Torbic, senior public information officer for NJ Transit, said holiday public transportation travel tends not to be about volume of customers as much as the travel times. Last year, the MTA reported 257,000 tolls paid, which was 4 percent higher than 2015.

"The roads will definitely be busier this year", Conde said. Wednesday is going to be the coldest day of the week with highs in the upper 30s. That's a 3.3 percent increase from previous year.

For all of you hitting the road, the average price of gas in Kansas is $2.39 as of November 20, 2017. Nationally, the average price per gallon is $2.54 a gallon.

"We will have over 1 million New Jersey residents driving to their holiday destination, an increase of 3.4 percent", she said.

AAA Carolinas projects that 2.1 million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, including 700,000 from SC, which means it's important to plan your Turkey Day departure time to avoid traffic. AAA estimates the worst time to travel in and around Detroit will be Tuesday, from 3 5:30 p.m.

Travel lane closures for interstate road construction will be prohibited statewide starting Wednesday to help keep traffic moving for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"Thanksgiving travelers will be paying the most expensive gas prices for the holiday since 2014", spokesperson Tracey Noble said.

In the event of inclement weather, Darras advised all travelers at McGhee Tyson to closely monitor their flight status online at or by downloading the airport's free mobile application on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Still, more people at the airport could affect wait and processing times.

"I try to get here on time". Sundquist advises passengers to arrive at least 75 minutes before their scheduled departure. The service runs five daily round-trips between Brunswick and Boston during the week, but will cut back to its three-round-trip service on Thursday.

Entertainment and Snacks: Books, games, snacks and gum can go a long way to make a long trip enjoyable - for you and the kids.

"We advise people to book ahead so they don't get there and find they can't buy a ticket", Quinn said.

Expect to pay a little more at the pump.



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