The mad rush begins, but gas prices are down.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Planes, trains and automobiles—which way will you travel this holiday season? Some 90 percent of travelers or 39.1 million people plan to go by car this Thanksgiving, according to AAA. That's a .6 percent increase over last year—not much of a jump but it keeps Thanksgiving as a heavyweight in the league of heavily traveled holidays. The good news for those on the road is an expected drop in gasoline prices to between $3.24-$3.40 a gallon by Thanksgiving Day. But that expected savings needs to be judged in context. Last year's average was $3.32 per gallon, which was the most expensive average ever on Thanksgiving, according to AAA. Despite the historically high prices paid by motorists this year, the national average has declined by …
Parking is free at all Metrorail parking facilities on Thanksgiving.
Green Liners will get a break as will all lines, as Metro states there will be no significant track work over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Parking is free at all Metrorail station parking facilities on Thursday and Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at midnight. On Friday, Metro will resume its regular weekday schedule. Airport Express Line from Greenbelt Station to BWI Airport If you're heading out of town on Thanksgiving day or afterward, it's not too late to go to the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport via Metro. Take the Green Line to Greenbelt station and transfer to the B30 Metrobus northbound. According to Metro's schedule you can get there in about 30 minutes …