More NJ Residents Will Stay Home For July 4th

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STATE – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, a decrease of 3 percent compared to those that traveled for Independence Day 2010.

Travel by Mode of Transportation:

Automobile

  • New Jersey – 1,032,737 (84% of travelers), virtually unchanged from last year
  • Nationally – 32.8 million (84% of travelers), a 2.8% decrease from 2010.

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Air

  • New Jersey – 84,577 (7% of travelers), a decline of 16.7% from those who flew in 2010.
  • Nationally – 3.018 million (8% of travelers), an increase of 9.7% from last Fourth of July.

Train, Bus, Watercraft or Other Mode

  • New Jersey – 105,896 (9% of travelers), a decrease of 17.1% from 2010
  • Nationally – 3.185 million (8% of travelers), a decrease of 9.3% from last year.

“Auto travel continues to be the predominant mode of transportation for Fourth of July weekend,” Tracy E. Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic said. “However, [gas] prices that are a dollar higher than this time last year will keep some folks closer to home.”

Motorists taking to the roadways will find the average price of gasoline at $3.60 per gallon in New Jersey, $3.88 in New York, $3.60 in Pennsylvania, and $3.58 in Delaware.

New Jersey Gas Prices on July 4th for the past 5 years:

  • $2.60 in 2010
  • $2.52 in 2009
  • $3.99 in 2008
  • $2.81 in 2007
  • $2.96 in 2006

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