Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8-22-13 labor day holiday travel

Triple A is forecasting a jump in travelers for the Labor Day Holiday.  The Triple A survey projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home, a 4.2 percent increase from last year.  Triple A  spokesperson Pam Moen says in Wisconsin the forecast is for 713,000 travelers to hit the road for the last of the summer holidays…a 3.4 percent increase from a year ago.  Moen says gas prices are down 35 cents from where they were a year ago.   The statewide average is $3.53 a gallon for unleaded regular.  Moen syas next Friday, August 30th,  will be the busiest travel day as travelers take full advantage of the extended weekend.

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