(CBS SF) — This Fourth of July weekend is projected to have the highest rate of travel since 2010.
According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 4.8 million California residents are expected to be traveling 50 miles or more from home during this year’s holiday weekend.READ MORE: Pedestrian On Highway 101 In Healdsburg Hit, Killed By Vehicle
According to the latest AAA travel survey conducted by IHS Global Insight, this is a 0.5% increase from 2014.
“Overall, Californians are traveling in record numbers, driven by a stronger economy and rising income,” AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris said in a statement.
Despite the recent spikes in fuel prices, AAA projects that approximately 3.8 million California residents plan to drive to their holiday destinations, a 0.4% increase from last year.READ MORE: President Biden Taps Former Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus As Customs and Border Protection Commissioner
Air travel is also expected to go up this year, with a 1.8% increase from 2014. In addition, during this summer holiday season airfares are expected to increase by 6%, according to the AAA Leisure Travel Index.
However, other modes of transportation such as train, bus, and watercraft are expected to experience a decrease of 0.4% compared to last year.MORE NEWS: COVID Schools: AC Transit Resuming Bus Lines For Returning Students In Newark, Oakland, West Contra Costa
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