Gas prices fall before 3 million Texans travel for Memorial Day

Marco Green
May 25, 2019

The holiday weekend is getting close, and almost 43 million Americans are expected to hit the road or skies.

Look out for the worst Memorial Day traffic on Monday evening when driving around Boston could take up to three times as long as usual, according to experts at AAA and the traffic app Waze.

Nationwide, AAA and INRIX, a transportation analytics company, predict drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday and Friday in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers.

Armbruster said stable crude oil prices is one reason that the price at the pump is cheaper than previous year.

According to AAA, the worst time to travel in Houston this weekend will be between 2:15 and 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

"AAA Texas reminds all motorists to prioritize safety and never drive intoxicated or 'intexticated, ' as both have deadly consequences", Armbruster said.

An additional 1.5 million more people will take to the nation's roads, rails, and runways compared with a year ago - a 3.6 percent increase - as consumer spending remains strong and people peg travel as a priority in their budgets, AAA officials said. That number is up 3.5% from a year ago.

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