Fewer Washingtonians plan to drive over Fourth of July weekend; number of fliers jumps

With gas prices 80 cents a gallon higher than they were a year ago, fewer Washington area residents plan to drive when traveling over the coming holiday weekend. But AAA’s annual survey of Fourth of July weekend travel found a 22 percent jump in the number of area residents who said they plan to fly somewhere. “The high cost of gasoline is throwing a monkey wrench in the travel plans of some Washington households struggling to make ends meet,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Lon Anderson.

Sections:  travel   
Topics:  driving   flying   fourth of july   gas prices   holiday travel   holidays   
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • Drivers benefit as oil prices drop sharply
    A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy. More
  • Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases
    The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled. More
  • Stop daydreaming and focus on driving! 
    We’ve been hearing a lot about the “epidemic” of distracted driving, as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has dubbed it, and most fingers point to such high-tech diversions as texting and handheld cellphoning. More
  • Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system
    Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge experienced something new on Wednesday - no human toll collectors. The workers were removed in favor of cheaper and faster electronic transponders, and a camera system that photographs every license plate that comes through, mailing an invoice to each motorist who doesn't prepay. More
  • Alexander Hamilton's beany guacamole dip: 18 days to go
    Ballotpedia has a mass of election resources. * Plan your election day; again from Ballotpedia, state-by-state poll opening and closing times. * Voter information by lampshade. * The MeFites United team at the Hillary for America online call tool.
    10/20/2016 - 3:15 pm | View Link
  • Hide Your Children! It’s Your Arizona And Florida Primary Day Open Thread!
    Patrick Murphy expected to win the nomination over unstable kind of scary U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, who had his media moment with the Republican Healthcare Plan — “Die Quickly” — and then we all found out he was an alleged spouse abuser and we said ...
    08/29/2016 - 5:59 pm | View Link
  • East of the River Magazine November 2015
    ID=41230 For further information : Jacqueline Noisette (202) 442-8170 jacqueline.noisette@dc.gov Claudia Herrera (202) 442-8055 claudia.herrera@dc.gov Joy Douglas (202) 442-8690 joy.douglas@dc.gov East of the River Magazine November 2015
    06/13/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • A Partnership for Fish and Wildlife
    (See what's happening to the Dungeness Rec Area) If you close seasons to highschooler's then shut down locations for weekend hunts you're going to lose anglers and hunters from that generation. Who would WANT to conquer level 30 of black ops when you could ...
    06/2/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Richard White’s Flawed Attack on HSR
    But early this year the number of train travelers on the route surpassed fliers. The trajectory is ever upward ... and watch its roads crumble, it has agreed on a plan for high-speed rail that demands substantial local subsidies and certainly will involve ...
    04/23/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • More
  • Website Cardpostage
    cartolina dalla vacanza ... Design by Gio&Vi Mitopositano com - News Manciano - Saturnia - indexvecchia - index cogn - Hotels of the world - Agriturismi Vacanze ...
    03/14/2017 - 9:18 pm | View Website
  • PageInsider
    Own a website? Manage your page to keep your users updated View some of our premium pages: google.com. yelp.com. yahoo.com. microsoft.com. Upgrade to a Premium Page
    03/13/2017 - 7:24 pm | View Website
  • Featured archive at Tadias Magazine
    Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie hosts the 2017 Victory of Adwa Commemorative Dinner in Washington, DC. (Photo: Tsehai) Tadias Magazine By Tadias Staff
    03/11/2017 - 8:07 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Travel News