Today will be the busiest travel day for the July 4th holiday period. Nearly three million Texans are expected to travel this holiday week, with some 2.4 million o f them traveling by car or truck.
More people are driving to Dallas County for work than any other county in the state, according to the US Census Bureau.
Texas had the most expensive statewide average on record for gasoline in 2012, with the annual average price for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.43.
AAA predicts 43.6 million people nationwide will travel 50 miles or more this holiday season.
Texas troopers will be out in force during the Thanksgiving holiday period looking for drunken drivers and other highway safety violators.
A travel group has predicted nearly 3.3 million Texans will hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday period.
The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they’ll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight.
Gas prices are sharply lower in Texas, and analysts say the drop is due in part to falling demand because so many vehicles and airplanes on the East Coast were idled by Superstorm Sandy.
In just a few days streets across North Texas will be filled with little ghosts and goblins on the prowl for sweet treats. But according to AAA, All Hallows Eve is also the deadliest night of year for pedestrians.
Retail gasoline prices have taken a tumble this week across Texas.
Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide have slipped a penny this week.
The price for gasoline in Texas has jumped sharply, increasing by 13 cents on what analysts say is pressure from oil prices and a drought-driven boost in the cost of ethanol.