Travel Volume Increase Expected This Holiday Season

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With the Christmas and New Year’s upon us, more and more people are deciding to travel. Jana Tidwell–Manager of Public and Government Affairs at AAA Mid-Atlantic tells the Talk of Delmarva’s Jake Smith what travel will be like this holiday season for Delawareans…. Overall, the highest air travel volume on record is expected, and airports…

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Traffic and Pedestrian-Related Safety Concerns as Halloween Approaches

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Halloween is a statistically dangerous night for drunk driving. Between 2016 and 2020, 129 drunk-driving fatalities occurred on Halloween night (6 p.m. October 31 – 5:59 a.m. November 1), According to NHTSA. Adults between the ages of 21 and 34 had the highest percentage–68%–of fatalities in drunk-driving crashes on Halloween night in 2020. During that…

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Sussex Co. Bond Rating Reaches ‘AAA’

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Sussex County has earned a ‘AAA’ Bond Rating from S. and P. Global Ratings on Wall Street. The upgrade from “AA+” also mirrors a move made by Moody’s Investor Services just over a year ago. Moody’s also maintained its “AAA” rating this past week. S-and-P says its upgrade reflects Sussex County’s diversifying and growing economy…

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Friday Is A Holiday For Many; Lots Of Traffic Expected

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As Independence Day falls on a Saturday, today is being widely observed as a holiday. Many local and state government offices and services will be closed. Just one example: Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including Recreation and Parks, will be closed today. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) will be closed Saturday, July…

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Spike in Holiday Traffic Brings Increase in Gas Prices

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A spike in driving travel over the holidays has resulted in higher prices at the pumps both nationally and regionally.  The national average for unleaded gas increased three cents to $2.58 on Friday.  In Delaware the price at the pump jumped 4 cents to $2.38 a gallon.  Officials at AAA Mid-Atlantic are watching the situation…

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Nearly 149,000 Delawareans to travel for Thanksgiving, highest since 2005

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AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates nearly 149,000 Delawareans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a three-percent increase over 2018 and the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1. “Americans carving time out to visit family…

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Gas Prices Continue to Fall

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Gas prices continue to fall – the national average fell 2 cents in the past week to $2.64 – and the average price in Delaware is down 7 cents on the week to $2.31.  Triple A Mid-Atlantic officials say healthy gasoline stock levels and stable oil prices are helping to keep prices cheaper.  However, several…

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Gas Prices Higher for the Easter Holiday

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Spring has sprung – and drivers are seeing no relief at the gas pumps as prices have increased by 5 cents since last week in Delaware.  The national average is up 2 cents from a week ago to $2.83.  In Delaware the price at the pump increased from $2.58 last week to $2.63 today.  AAA…

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Gas Prices Beginning to Drop

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Gas prices have started to reverse a bit with the start of June as crude oil prices have decreased by over $2 per barrel in the past week.  The national average for gas has dropped 2 cents in the last week – to $2.95 – in Delaware the price has fallen from $2.95 last week…

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Reinstated Iran Sanctions Helping Gas Prices Rise

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Gas prices continue their upward march on Delmarva – with most prices at least 45 cents higher than this time last year.  With sanctions reinstated on Iran – Triple-A Mid-Atlantic says that could mean gas prices will continue to climb deep into the summer season.  They expect the price to peak around $2.97 in June…

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Gas Prices Holding – for Now

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The price at the pump continues to increase in some states.  However in Delaware the price remained the same as a week ago – $2.76 – 48 cents a gallon higher than a year ago.  Triple A Mid-Atlantic still expects the price to increase another 5 to 10 cents through Memorial Day, which is the…

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