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AAA: More than 55 million travelers taking to the roads and skies this Thanksgiving

TOWSON, MD—More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million people will travel compared with last …


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TSA expects another record-breaking holiday travel season

WASHINGTON, DC—The Transportation Security Administration is expecting a record-breaking number of flyers this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period with more than 26.8 million passengers traveling through security screening checkpoints nationwide Nov. 22 through Dec. 2. TSA officials are prepared to process the volume of passengers at airport security checkpoints, working closely with airports and airlines to project numbers and peak …


AAA: Marylanders to travel in record numbers over July 4th holiday

TOWSON, MD – More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are planning to travel over the Independence Day holiday this year, over 2 million more than last year. This trend holds true in Maryland, as AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that more than one million Marylanders will take to the roads, skies, rails, and waterways to enjoy family, friends, …

Amtrak suspends rail service along northeast corridor

The wind storm continues to affect travelers across the state and along the East Coast. Commuters traveling by train on Friday should be sure to check ahead. Amtrak has announced that it is suspending rail service along the northeast corridor due to “multiple weather-related issues.” Trains that are already en route to their destinations will continue on and hold upon …

Maryland to upgrade electronic toll collection system

On Wednesday, the Board of Public Works approved two major contracts that the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will use to develop and operate the third generation of its electronic toll collection system. The $71.9 million contract for tolling technology/operations and the $200.4 million contract for customer-service technology/operations will allow the agency to completely replace its existing toll collection system. “The …