Thanksgiving Trek: Fewer NJ residents planning to travel far

 The Associated Press reports:

In New Jersey, fewer Garden State residents are planning to travel for their annual Thanksgiving feast.

Only 11 percent of the state’s population of nearly 992,000 people will travel more than 50 miles from home, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s down about one percent from last year, marking the first time since 2002 the auto club has predicted fewer Thanksgiving travelers in the state.

Three of every four travelers will make the trek by car.

In New Jersey, the average price of gasoline is down more than $1 per gallon from last year. A gallon of regular averaged more than $3 last year. Today, gas can be found for as little as $1.53 at a Gulf station on Lincoln Avenue in Vineland, according to

The number of people who plan to fly home is down six percent from 2007. Approximately 440,000 passengers are expected to use Newark Liberty International Airport.

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