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July 4th Travel Tips, Schedules, and Local Happenings

30 Jun

The 2017 AAA report  is out and it looks like a record number of people will be travelling this Independence Day. More than 85% (37.5 million) of you will take advantage of the extended weekend and choose to drive to your destination.

Photo credit: AAA

With so many people on the road, here are some summer driving tips to get you safely to your destination:

  • Get your car serviced before you go
  • Pack an emergency roadside kit
  • Buckle up, do not drive distracted or impaired
  • Stay alert, stop and rest if you feel tired
  • Don’t forget to check the car before you lock it, don’t leave your children or pets unattended in a parked vehicle

You can find a detailed summer driving tips list here.

During the 4th of July holiday public transit comes with many choices and special deals for those planning a getaway or just seeing the fireworks.

Check out some of these options for your holiday travel:

Bike shares are another way to get around in places like NYC, Princeton, and Philadelphia, and available in the following places:

Car-share options:

A great tool for anyone traveling, our traffic alerts for Mercer County and Ocean County  are always available at www.gmtma.org  and can be accessed on your mobile device (just not while you are driving).

If you didn’t make any plans yet, here is what’s happening in Mercer County  and in Ocean County.

Stay safe and enjoy your Holiday Weekend!

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Fourth of July Holiday Travel Options and AAA Travel Report

2 Jul

The 2015 AAA report estimates that 41.9 million people will be traveling during the July 4th weekend, a slight increase from last year.  Gas prices are still lower than in previous years and many of these people, over 80%, will be travelling by car. AAA also estimates a large number of people will be opting for air travel and public transit.  During this 4th of July holiday public transit comes with many choices and special deals for those planning a getaway or just seeing the fireworks.

AAA Infographic

Infographic credit: AAA

Check out some of these options for your holiday travel:

  • NJ Transit offers bus and train passes to the Jersey Shore, schedules and details available here
  • NJ Transit early Getaway schedule available here
  • NJ Transit service to Macy’s Fireworks on the Hudson River is available here
  • Amtrak Getaway offers available here
  • Amtrak also offers a number of special scheduled trains for those who want to see the July 4th Fireworks in NYC and Philadelphia available here
  • Septa’s late night schedule is available here
  • Path will be operating on a Saturday schedule, details available here

Bike shares are another way to get around in places like NYC, Princeton, and Philadelphia, and available in the following places:

Car-share options:

A great tool for anyone traveling, our traffic alerts for Mercer County and Ocean County  are always available at www.gmtma.org  and can be accessed on your mobile device (just not while you are driving).

If you didn’t make any plans yet, here is what’s happening in Mercer County  and in Ocean County.

Stay safe and enjoy your Holiday Weekend!