AAA http://wvxu.org en AAA says optimistic Americans fueling Fourth of July travel numbers http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-says-optimistic-americans-fueling-fourth-july-travel-numbers <p>If you're packed and ready to take a trip for the Fourth of July, you'll be in good company.&nbsp; AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holiday weekend.&nbsp; AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker says that's a 1.9 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day travel period.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 28551 at http://wvxu.org AAA says optimistic Americans fueling Fourth of July travel numbers Roads and airports will be busy for the holiday http://wvxu.org/post/roads-and-airports-will-be-busy-holiday <p>If you're traveling for Memorial Day, you'll have a lot of company on the roads and in the air.&nbsp; AAA is estimating more than 1.34 million Ohioans plan to travel this weekend, a 0.6 percent increase from last year.&nbsp; The figure is 36.1 million across the country, a 1.5 percent increase and the highest number since the recession. Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati chalks it up to cabin fever.<br /> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:18:20 +0000 Mark Heyne 27097 at http://wvxu.org AAA forecasting slight decline for Thanksgiving travel http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-forecasting-slight-decline-thanksgiving-travel <p>Lots of people will be hitting the roads or heading to the airports this Thanksgiving, but not quite as many as last year.&nbsp; AAA is forecasting more than 43 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday.&nbsp; That's a 1.5 percent drop from last year.&nbsp; In Ohio, 1.6 million will be traveling, down 1.7 percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Why the decrease in travel?&nbsp; AAA spokeswoman Cheryl Parker says while the economy has been improving&nbsp; it's still sluggish.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 20112 at http://wvxu.org AAA expects jump in Labor Day travel http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-expects-jump-labor-day-travel <p>If you're going out of town for the Labor Day weekend, you'll have lots of company.&nbsp; AAA is projecting&nbsp; 34.1 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home, a 4.2 percent increase from last year. Nearly 1.4 million Ohioans will also be traveling, up 3.3 percent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 16745 at http://wvxu.org Campaign aims to reduce traffic accidents involving school kids http://wvxu.org/post/campaign-aims-reduce-traffic-accidents-involving-school-kids <p>With kids starting to head back to school, AAA, local school officials and police are launching the <a href="http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/child-safety/schools-open-drive-carefully/">School's Open - Drive Carefully</a> campaign.&nbsp; The kickoff was held Thursday at Mariemont Elementary School.&nbsp; District superintendent Steven Estepp said this back-to-school time of year presents a great opportunity to remind people to be mindful and vigilant while driving near school buildings.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:10:59 +0000 Mark Heyne 16463 at http://wvxu.org Campaign aims to reduce traffic accidents involving school kids