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Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays
Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays

Thanks to cheap gas prices and a holiday calendar in which Christmas and New Year's Day both fall late in the work week, more Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season than in any year on record, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 2.1 million people in the state are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Tuesday and Sunday, Jan. 4, the driver advocacy organization plans to announce Thursday. That's more than in any year since AAA began tracking such figures in 2001, and a 4.6 percent increase over last year. The numbers jibe with upticks in travel in the state during other holiday periods this year, including Thanksgiving, and with national travel...

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