Millions of Texans Traveling Mem Day

Planning on getting away for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend? You’ll have plenty of company.

AAA Texas projects about 3.1 million people will be traveling across the Lone Star State for the long weekend.

“That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record–and the most we’ve seen since 2005” the Auto Club’s Doug Shupe told KTSA News, adding “What we’re seeing is the lower gas prices really are incentivizing people to travel farther, so they can save money on their road trips.

In fact, while the number people driving themselves and their families is expected to show a healthy increase this year–the number of people hopping on a train or bus–or, taking a cruise is expected to fall.

“The main reason for that is the lower gas prices–people are taking advantage of those lower gas prices… this really is the year of the road trip” Shupe said.

The number of people who will be flying in Texas for the Memorial Day Weekend is also expected to increase slightly this year over last.

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