Traveling http://ripr.org en Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend http://ripr.org/post/travelers-should-prepare-heavy-traffic-holiday-weekend <p>Travelers should prepare for heavy traffic during the final holiday of the summer.&nbsp; It’s expected to be the highest number of Labor Day travelers since the recession began.</p><p></p><p>AAA is projecting some 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent compared with last year.</p><p>About 85% percent of travelers will be taking the family car.</p><p>AAA believes gas prices won’t be a major impediment; they’ve been trending down this month compared to August of last year.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:36:01 +0000 John Bender 20910 at http://ripr.org Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend RI Commuters say They Feel Safe on Amtrak http://ripr.org/post/ri-commuters-say-they-feel-safe-amtrak <p></p><p>Five days after the train derailment accident in Connecticut, Amtrak travelers at the Providence train station say they remain confident about train travel through Amtrak.&nbsp; One traveler named Paul Murphy, who was headed to Washington DC, says he’s a veteran of train travel.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:31:22 +0000 Don Borman 15656 at http://ripr.org RI Commuters say They Feel Safe on Amtrak