NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With air travel down, 89 percent of travelers this Memorial Day weekend are making their way by car.
34.8 million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles, but 31.2 million are expected on the roads, according to Robert Sinclair with AAA New York.
“We’ll see more travel by motor vehicles as a result of the lower gas prices compared to last year,” Sinclair told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane on Friday. “We’re at $3.85 a gallon in New York City right now. This time last year we were at $4.03.”