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AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 733-thousand Marylanders to be traveling this Labor Day weekend.

That’s less than a half a percent increase for those planning on traveling on the last holiday of the summer season.

The motor club says that the small increase can be attributed to the late date of the holiday which falls on September 7th.

Nationally, 35.5 million Americans are expected to travel Thursday through Monday.

 

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 7 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.43, down from $2.50 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 8 cents below the national average of $2.51.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.40 in Baltimore, $2.46 in Cumberland, $2.53 in Hagerstown and $2.27 in Salisbury.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.50, down from $2.55 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 13 cents below the national average of $2.63.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.47 in Baltimore, $2.49 in Cumberland, $2.59 in Hagerstown and $2.34 in Salisbury.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says Delaware drivers need to slow down and pay better attention when behind the wheel.

Alarmed by an upward trend in road deaths this year, the motor club says too many drivers are engaging in unsafe behavior, including running red lights, speeding, driving when tired, and texting and talking on their cellphones.

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More motorists are expected to hit the roads this July 4th holiday.

Triple AAA Mid-Atlantic says in Delaware 97-thousand are expected to be on the highways out of 112-thousand expected to be traveling this year.

That’s up .9 percent over last year.

Meanwhile, in Maryland 870-thousand residents are expected to be traveling with 754-thousand hitting the roadways.

That’s an increase of 2.3 percent over last year.

Don Rush

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginians who take summer road trips can take advantage of the seventh-lowest gasoline prices in the nation.

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, the average price of gasoline in Virginia is $2.54 per gallon. That's well below the national average of $2.75 per gallon.

South Carolina has the lowest gas prices at $2.46 per gallon.

The auto club says about six in 10 Americans say they're likely to take trips of 50 miles or more this summer if gas prices remain steady. Last year, travelers had to pay an average of $3.65 per gallon.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 13 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.
 

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.60. That's compared to $2.47 a week ago.
 
Motorists in the region are paying $1.06 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.66 per gallon.
 
The price of gas in the state is 2 cents below the national average of $2.62 per gallon.
 

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 3 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.25. That's compared to $2.28 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying $1.25 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.50 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 17 cents below the national average of $2.42 per gallon.

Don Rush

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials say traffic deaths are at historic lows in the state.

Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, state police Superintendent William Pallozzi and other state officials plan to discuss the specific numbers at a news conference Tuesday in Annapolis.

In a news release ahead of the announcement, AAA Mid-Atlantic says traffic deaths on Maryland roads fell to historic lows last year. The numbers included all traffic deaths in Maryland reported by law enforcement agencies across the state.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic say gasoline prices continue to rise and will likely continue to increase this month.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded reached $2.46 in Maryland on Friday. In the District of Columbia, the average price Sunday was $2.54. In Delaware, the average price was $2.39 per gallon on Sunday.

The national average price on Friday was $2.46 per gallon. That's 29 cents more than a month ago.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Saturday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.36, up from $2.31 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is a penny below the national average of $2.37.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.36 in Baltimore, $2.38 in Cumberland, $2.37 in Hagerstown and $2.35 in Salisbury.  

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 3 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.              
 
AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.19. That's compared to $2.16 a week ago.               
 
Motorists in the region are paying $1.20 less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.39 per gallon.     
 
Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gas prices are on the rise in Virginia.

Don Rush

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The auto club says the average price of a gallon of gas has dipped below the $2 mark.

The AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday the $1.99 price of a gallon of unleaded gas is the lowest pump price in the state since May 2009. The Triple A says 24 other states are reporting sub-$2 fuel prices, with more expected to join.

The auto club says average fuel prices around the state range from $1.91 in the Richmond area to $2.01 in Norfolk. Nationally, motorists are paying $2.06 cents for a gallon of unleaded.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 9 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.           

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $2.29. That's compared to $2.38 a week ago.            

Motorists in the region are paying $1.14 less per gallon than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.43 per gallon.  

The price of gas in the state is 15 cents higher than the national average of $2.14 per gallon.

Don Rush

AAA Mid-Atlantic said in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.41, down from $2.49 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 18 cents more than the national average of $2.23.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.38 in Baltimore, $2.46 in Cumberland, $2.47 in Hagerstown and $2.43 in Salisbury.

Motorists in the state are paying $1.06 less per gallon than at this time last year when the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.47 per gallon.

Don Rush

BALTIMORE (AP) - Record numbers of Maryland residents are expected to travel for the year-end holidays due in part to lower gas prices and a longer holiday travel window.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.1 million Maryland residents are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home for the holidays. That would be a 4.6 percent increase over last year's holiday travel.

AAA says the three key factors driving an increase in travel are stronger consumer confidence, lower gas prices and a longer holiday travel window.

Don Rush

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says Virginia gas prices have fallen more than $1 since the April 2014 spring peak of $3.52 per gallon.

And the auto group says that some areas of the state could see prices fall to less than $2 per gallon around the end of the year.

Gas prices historically declines from fall into winter due to a number of factors including decreased demand.

Prices in Virginia have dropped about 20 cents per month on average, bringing them to the lowest levels in four years.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia roads could be a little more crowded this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that 1.3 million Virginians will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The auto club says that's an increase of 3.4 percent from last year.

The holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

Nationally, AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007.

Don Rush

Gas prices look good for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that a gallon of gas is averaging $2.85 in Delaware today.

That’s compared to a year ago when it was $3.28 a gallon.

In the First State an estimated 126-thousand people will be traveling 50 miles or more.

That’s up by 4 percent from last year.

And AAA says that 90 percent of them are expected to be on the roads.

Another 7 percent will be flying.

Don Rush

BALTIMORE (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says gasoline prices this week have dropped to new lows for 2014.

AAA says the national average price for a gallon of unleaded dropped to $3.24 Friday. That's down 8 cents from a week ago.

In Maryland, the average price for a gallon of unleaded was $3.23. That's the lowest average price since November 2013. Prices were lower in Salisbury and Baltimore and slightly higher in the Washington suburbs and western Maryland.

In Delaware, the average price Friday was about $3.10 per gallon. That's down nearly 15 cents from last week.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 2 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.30, down from $3.32 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is 2 cents less than the national average of $3.32.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $3.29 in Baltimore, $3.38 in Cumberland, $3.33 in Hagerstown and $3.23 in Salisbury.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 11 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.29. That's compared to $3.40 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying 16 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.45 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 5 cents less than the national average of $3.34 per gallon.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 4 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.          

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.40. That's compared to $3.36 a week ago.           

Motorists in the region are paying 15 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.55 per gallon. 

The price of gas in the state is 4 cents less than the national average of $3.44 per gallon.

Don Rush

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn't mean the end of beach business this year along Delaware's coast.

Beach towns have worked for years to extend their season with jazz festivals and other events to draw visitors into October.

Carol Everhart of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce tells The Wilmington News Journal the busiest days for Delaware's beaches are July and August. After that, September and October draw the most visitors - more people than in May and June.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Drivers in Delaware are paying 4 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.31. That's compared to $3.35 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying 20 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.51 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 13 cents less than the national average of $3.44 per gallon.

Don Rush

The price of a gallon of gas has been dropping this past month.

In Salisbury it’s declined by 20 cent compared to a month ago.

The AAA Mid Atlantic says by Friday of last week the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the city was $3.35.

That’s down from $3.55 a month ago.

Last week it only dropped by a penny.

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Meanwhile, motorists in Delaware were paying 2 cents less at the pump than a week ago.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States.

In Maryland, AAA says gas prices are up 4 cents this week to an average of $3.67 per gallon. Prices are highest in the Washington suburbs and western Maryland.

In Delaware, AAA says gas prices have risen 7 cents over the past week to about $3.68 per gallon.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying the same price at the pump when compared with a week ago, but the price is higher than this time last year.         

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.60, the same as a week ago.          

Motorists in the region are, however, paying 11 cents more than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.49 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 7 cents less than the national average of $3.67 per gallon.

Don Rush

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts that more than 900,000 area residents will travel at least 50 miles during the Memorial Day weekend.

AAA officials, along with representatives of local and state traffic agencies, said at a news conference Tuesday that almost 90 percent of those planning to travel during the holiday weekend will do so by car.

The expected number of travelers would be the highest since 2005. Holiday air travel is expected to increase by 2.6 percent at the region's three largest airports.

Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying the same price at the pump as a week ago but eight cents more when compared with last month.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Maryland was $3.67, the same as a week ago. A month ago, however, motorists were paying $3.59 to fill up in Maryland.

Motorists in the region are also paying 22 cents more than at this time last year when the price of gas was $3.45 per gallon.

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