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One case of measles confirmed in Maryland resident with recent international travel

BALTIMORE, MD—Health officials have announced a positive case of measles in a Montgomery County resident who recently traveled internationally. The Maryland Department of Heath says anyone who visited the following locations during any of the following hours may have been exposed: Washington Dulles International Airport International Terminal January 27th 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Claridge House at 2445 Lyttonsville Rd, …


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TSA detects 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints in 2023

WASHINGTON—During 2023, the Transportation Security Administration intercepted a total of 6,737 firearms at airport security checkpoints, preventing them from getting into the secure areas of the airport and onboard aircraft. Approximately 93% of these firearms were loaded. This total surpasses the previous year’s record of 6,542 firearms stopped at checkpoints and represents the highest one-year total in TSA’s history. “We …


115 million Americans expected to travel over Christmas, New Year’s

WASHINGTON, DC—AAA projects 115.2 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period. This year’s total number of domestic travelers is a 2.2% increase over last year and the second highest year-end travel forecast since 2000, when AAA began tracking holiday travel. 2019 remains the busiest Christmas and New Year’s travel period …

Amtrak temporarily halts Baltimore train service due to police activity

UPDATE: As of 12:15 p.m., train traffic has resumed in the Baltimore area. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Amtrak has temporarily halted all train service in Baltimore. At around 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Amtrak officials announced that all train traffic would be temporarily stopped from entering and exiting the Baltimore area due to police activity. The incident in question …

MDTA issues Thanksgiving travel safety tips, recommended driving times in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority has issued Thanksgiving travel safety tips and recommended 2023 driving times. Officials say this will be one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Motorists should plan ahead to allow ample travel time. The Maryland Transportation Authority is providing the following suggested travel times for its major routes during the holiday period. RECOMMENDED TIMES …

Gas prices fall to lowest levels since February, more Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

BALTIMORE, MD—GasBuddy®, a leading fuel savings platform available to North American drivers, this week released the results of its annual Thanksgiving Travel Survey, revealing that more Americans plan to hit the road for the holiday. Forty-one percent of respondents said they plan to take a road trip this year, an 8% increase from 2022. Additionally, the national average price of …

AAA 2023 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast: 55.4 million Americans expected to travel

WASHINGTON, DC—AAA projects that 55.4 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s Thanksgiving forecast is an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000. The top two years were 2005 and 2019, respectively. The Thanksgiving holiday travel …

Maryland Department of Health announces first travel-related death due to tickborne illness Powassan

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday announced the first travel-related Powassan virus death in Maryland. The Department confirmed the presence of Powassan, which is spread by the bite of an infected tick, on September 22, with subsequent follow-ups reinforcing that result. “We are very saddened to report the first death due to the Powassan virus in our state,” …