Fourth of July travel to break records in California


This Fourth of July weekend is projected to have the highest rate of travel since 2010.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 4.8 million California residents are expected to be traveling 50 miles or more from home during this year's holiday weekend.

According to the latest AAA travel survey conducted by IHS Global Insight, this is a 0.5 percent increase from 2014.

"Overall, Californians are traveling in record numbers, driven by a stronger economy and rising income," AAA Northern California spokeswoman Cynthia Harris said in a statement.

Despite the recent spikes in fuel prices, AAA projects that approximately 3.8 million California residents plan to drive to their holiday destinations, a 0.4 percent increase from last year.

Air travel is also expected to go up this year, with a 1.8 percent increase from 2014. In addition, during this summer holiday season airfares are expected to increase by 6 percent, according to the AAA Leisure Travel Index.

However, other modes of transportation such as train, bus, and watercraft are expected to experience a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to last year.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by sf
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm

time for all of California to wake up. The City of San Francisco should be totally ashamed of itself. Californians should be ashamed of themselves for letting SF get totally out of hand. here is some derelict repeat criminal running around free as a bird and shooting anyone he sees--when he has been warned repeatedly by ICE that he should be locked up and deported. why is he running around in SF? why does he have a gun? why is he allowed to shoot an innocent "tourist"? SF wake up and get with the game. all of this liberalism and prideness has got to come under control. this is just shameful to the rest of the sane Californians and to the rest of America. this ridiculousness has got to stop. Believe, when i say, i will NEVER travel to SF on this week-end or any other week-end. I am NEVER going to SF again. --until they become part of America. AWFUL, AWFUL behavior by the government officials / politicians / judges / police force in SF.

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