AAA forecasts that 43.6 million people will traveler for Thanksgiving nationwide — an uptick of less than one percent over last year with more than 90 percent getting to their destinations by car.
A quarter of million vehicles destroyed the night Sandy struck, according to the National Automobile Dealer’s Association.
Speaking at a news conference Friday morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that there is a shortage of fuel, but said “there is no reason to panic.”
Filling up the tank has been a nightmare for area drivers since the storm hit. Overnight and into Thursday morning, drivers looking for fuel were met with incredibly long lines at the gas pump.
There is good news about New Jersey’s latest efforts to keep its young drivers safe on the roads.
Analysts said gas prices in New Jersey should continue to drop as demand goes down.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is fighting to install more red-light cameras across the city.
The billion dollar question is exactly where is the Port Authority toll hike money is going.
The report is being released Wednesday one year after the Port Authority increased tolls on its Hudson River crossings.
The winding, tree-lined Hutchinson River Parkway was designed for the Ford Model T, not MACK trucks.
According to AAA, about 33 million people hit the road for the end-of-summer holiday weekend. But there are high gas prices across the country and across the Tri-State Area.
A survey of travelers found that about 30.7 million people plan to drive to their destination, with 53 percent saying pump prices would not impact their travel plans.
At a time when gas prices typically rise, they are forecast to drop. “We saw the price of crude oil drop by $9 as of Monday, and that’s the highest one-week drop this year,” Robert Sinclair, Jr. of AAA said. “With it will come gasoline prices.”
In New York and Connecticut, gas is $3.99 a gallon, with higher prices in New York City where the average is now $4.05. On Long Island, gas is selling at $4.02 a gallon.
Legislation is moving through Congress that would take some control away from the Port Authority and provide oversight by the U.S. DOT to protect drivers against massive toll hikes.