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February 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Over the Past Year, Gas Prices Have ‘Seen Quite a Jump’

You might have noticed it: a dollar isn’t getting the MPG it used to. Gas prices have increased about 15 percent over the last year, said Tom Calcagni, regional director of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. The national average for a gallon of gas was $2.26 a year ago. Now it’s about $2.60. […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

AAA Urges Motorists to Prepare for Winter Season

As temperatures begin to cool, AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to prepare for the winter by conducting a seasonal car check-up. More than 1.7 million AAA roadside assistance calls were recorded so far this year and approximately 450,000 were in Maryland.  A seasonal checkup, according to AAA staff, could minimize breakdowns. “AAA recommends motorists use […]

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September 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rain Poses Biggest Threat to Drivers, Here’s What You Should Know

As residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas  prepare for Hurricane Irma, Maryland emergency officials are urging residents to plan ahead for the tropical storm’s impact throughout the region. The latest info on #Irma. Now is the time to prepare for flooding. Check your local weather alerts. #MDPrepares #NatlPrep https://t.co/slONzu9M6A — MarylandResponds/OPR (@MarylandOPR) September 8, […]

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June 30, 2015 | Krista Brick

photo traffic jam in MoCo

July Fourth Drivers to Pay Less in Tolls in Maryland

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Starting July 1, cash customers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge eastbound in a two-axle vehicle will now pay $4, instead of $6 previously, a discount of $2, or 33.3 percent. It will cost […]

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June 25, 2015 | Staff Writer

AAA Mid-Atlantic Reacts to Hogan’s Purple Line Announcement

AAA Mid-Atlantic released the following statement after Gov. Larry Hogan committed to moving forward with plans to build the Purple Line: “We applaud the Governor for moving the Purple Line light-rail project forward. AAA has long been a supporter of the Purple Line and recognizes the importance of continuous improvement of mass transit systems in […]

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September 1, 2013 | Staff Writer

How to Respond to a Distracted Driver?

With nearly 600,000 Marylanders expected to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding motorists to be careful and pay attention while traveling this holiday weekend, especially after several tragedies as well as “close calls” on Maryland roads in recent weeks. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers the following tips to safely respond to a […]

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August 12, 2013 | Staff Writer

Gas Price Down From Summer Peak

According to the AAA Mid-Atlantic, retail gas prices are falling across the nation, even in Maryland. After reaching a summer high of $3.70 a gallon on July 23, Maryland’s average cost per gallon has dropped nine cents to $3.61 as of August 9. This price is 15 cents higher than on July 1 when Maryland’s […]

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November 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

More than 880,000 Marylanders are expected to be on the road and traveling more than 50 miles round trip over the Thanksgiving holiday. The number of Marylanders traveling 50 miles or more round trip between Wednesday and Sunday is forecast to be “virtually flat” compared to last year. Ragina Averella, Manager of Public and Government […]

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