20 June 2013

AAA: More than 40 million Americans to travel for July 4th weekend

 
AURORA, ILL., June 20, 2013 – AAA Travel projects 40.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 41.1 million people who traveled last year.  The anticipated decline in holiday travel is predominantly due to a shorter holiday period. With the Fourth of July landing on a Thursday this year, the holiday period has returned to the standard five-day holiday, compared to the six-day period in 2012 when the holiday fell on a Wednesday. Decade-high travel volume occurred in 2007 when 42.3 million Americans traveled and the holiday also fell on a Wednesday.  The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 7. 
05 June 2013

IL/IN Gas Prices Continue High Streak says AAA

AURORA, Ill., June 5, 2013—Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $4.05 and $3.96 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. While much of the rest of the U.S. has dropped in prices, Illinois, Indiana and the Midwest prices are increasing. Illinois averages are among the highest in the continental U.S., and with a price of $4.44, Chicago has the highest city average in the continental U.S.
22 May 2013

AAA Chicago: Slight Decrease in Memorial Day Travel

AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year.  The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27.
01 May 2013

AAA: Gas Prices Climb Heading into May

AURORA, Ill., May 1, 2013—Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $3.91 and 3.67 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. While much of the rest of the U.S. has dropped in prices, Illinois, Indiana and the Midwest prices are increasing. Illinois averages are currently the highest in the continental U.S., and with a price of $4.32, Chicago has the highest city average in the continental U.S.