AAA: Expect More Traffic This Labor Day Holiday
This year, it’s going to suck worse than last year according to AAA.
The Chicago-based motorist organization estimates a 9.9% increase in the number of people traveling this holiday weekend compared to 2009. In the Chicago area, AAA estimates 1.92 million people will be on the road this weekend, an 11.3% increase over last year.
AAA’s director of Public Affairs, Beth Mosher, attributes these increased numbers to an improving economy.
“While media reports on the state of the U.S. economy are mixed, many Americans are still interested in taking one more trip as the summer travel season comes to a close,” said Mosher via press release “AAA travel agents are continuing to report strong increases in the number of travelers making advanced reservations. Hotel, car and vacation package reservations for the upcoming Labor Day weekend are up over ten percent compared to last year. ”