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AAA predicts 8.1M Texans will travel during end-of-year holidays, up 4 percent from 2013


IRVING, Texas — More Texans are expected to hit the road during the end-of-the-year holidays as gasoline prices remain lower than a year ago.

AAA on Tuesday predicted 8.1 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more from home from Dec. 23 through Jan. 4. That's up about 4 percent from the previous year, but also includes a longer travel period — 13 days.

Last year's holiday travel period was 12 days.

AAA nationally expects about 98.6 Americans to take a trip for the holidays. Automobile travel is expected to continue to be the primary mode of transportation, in Texas and across the U.S., especially since gasoline prices have fallen.

AAA reports the nationwide retail price of gasoline Tuesday was about $2.55 per gallon. That's nearly 70 cents lower than a year ago.

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