Travel outlook

November 21, 2007

WEATHER: Chance of rain with morning fog. Rain likely in Northeast on Thanksgiving.

PEAK ROAD TIMES: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. likely busiest travel times on most Maryland interstates today; 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Interstate 95.

MARYLAND AVERAGE GAS PRICE: $3.04 yesterday. (Last year: $2.23)

AIR TRAVEL: BWI Marshall Airport expects 74,000 passengers today and 72,000 Sunday, compared with 56,000 on an average day. Passengers are urged to arrive 1 1/2 to 2 hours before their flight (consider checking baggage).

TRAIN TRAVEL: Amtrak expects 115,000 passengers today, 70 percent above normal. Some trains sold out. Passengers with tickets, arrive half-hour before departure; those without, allow 45-60 minutes.

[Sources: Accuweather, AAA Mid-Atlantic, State Highway Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Aviation Administration, Amtrak]

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