AAA: 43M to travel over holiday weekend

The number is up 1 million from last year and tops the record first set in 2007.

According to AAA, nearly 43 million people will travel this weekend. They say 36 million will be driving while another 3 million will be flying.

According to AAA, nearly 43 million people will travel this weekend. They say 36 million will be driving while another 3 million will be flying. (7/1/16)

WOODBURY - AAA says a record 43 million people will travel more than 50 miles over the holiday weekend.

The number is up 1 million from last year and tops the record first set in 2007.

According to the report, most of the travelers are driving, which was fueled by the lowest July 4 gas prices in a decade.

On Long Island, a gallon of regular gas is on average about $2.46.

The LIRR added 10 extra trains Friday to help people get home.

 

 

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