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AAA Mid-Atlantic Expects Decline in July 4 Travel

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TOWSON, Md. (WBOC/AP)- AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting a slight decline in the number of residents from Maryland and the Washington area traveling at least 50 miles from home during the Independence Day holiday.
AAA is estimating 798,400 Marylanders will be traveling. That is a decline of .9 percent compared to last year. In the Washington area, AAA projects 967,000 people will travel. That's a decline of 1.8 percent.
AAA said one of the reasons for the expected decline is a shorter holiday period. July 4 falls on a Thursday this year, while it fell on a Wednesday last year. The holiday travel period is defined as July 3-7. AAA also attributed the decline to economic growth that is not robust enough to offset the impact of the sequester and the effect of the end of the payroll tax cut on American families.
About 106,000 Delaware residents are expected to travel for the holiday. That's about the same as last year.

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