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Eileen Ambrose | April 5, 2012
Maryland has joined a club to which most don't want to belong: States where the average gas price is $4 or more per gallon. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic Thursday, Maryland's average gas price hit $4 a gallon, or 6 cents than the national average. In Baltimore, motorists pay an average of $3.99 a gallon, down from $3.65 a year ago. The difference between gas prices across the state is about 50 cents. The priciest fuel, at $4.30 a gallon, is sold in Bethesda; while motorists can find gas as low as $3.80 per gallon in Kennedyville on the Upper Eastern Shore to Ridgely in Caroline County, AAA reported.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
About one in five cars on American roadways connects to outside parties via cellular telephone networks, transmitting data on drivers' speeding and braking habits, their location, and their vehicle's health and performance. By 2025, AAA predicts, all new cars will. Computers on board most vehicles on the road already collect and monitor such data, which can be downloaded at dealerships for repair purposes and shared with manufacturers, who say it's used to make cars safer and more reliable.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Mara Kaminowitz knows the roads. That's why the professional mapmaker and her husband will be taking the train to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. "That's our strategy for how to deal with holiday traffic - avoid I-95 at all costs," said Kaminowitz, a Columbia resident who works as a mapmaker for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, which studies regional issues including transportation. Marylanders will begin heading for the exits this weekend, kicking off the traditional trek to somewhere else to gorge on food and fellowship.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
After an unusually cold and snowy winter, many Marylanders are expected to take advantage of the sun forecast for this holiday weekend by getting out of town. More than 754,000 people throughout the state will travel between Friday and Memorial Day, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, which is scheduled to release its annual summer travel numbers at an event Tuesday. That's a 1.7 percent increase from last year and the highest number of projected travelers since the pre-recession 2005 estimate of 865,000, the driver advocacy group said.
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August 22, 1997
An Ellicott City man who bilked AAA Mid-Atlantic of Westminster out of $3,600 last summer in a counterfeit check scheme was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and placed on four years of probation in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.Anthony J. Greiner, 28, must pay restitution within 18 months and agreed to forfeit a computer and printer that he used to produce the counterfeit check bearing the name of a bogus business.Prosecutors said Greiner purchased travelers' checks from AAA Mid-Atlantic with the counterfeit check and cashed them.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and Michelle Deal-Zimmerman,michelle.deal@baltsun.com | June 30, 2009
Marylanders may be bucking a holiday travel trend. Despite predictions that July 4th travel will be down nearly 2 percent nationwide, the number of Marylanders expected to travel this holiday weekend will dip - but only by about half of 1 percent, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 709,000 Maryland residents will travel 50 miles or more round trip this holiday weekend, with the majority - 633,000 - doing so by car. Still, that number is about 1 percent lower than last year. Air travel appears to be making up the difference, with an increase of 7.7 percent in holiday fliers.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2004
AAA Mid-Atlantic is moving a call and operations center with 250 jobs from Elkton to Newark, Del., a decision that blindsided local and state economic development leaders. The company, best known for roadside assistance, announced the change yesterday and said the relocation was tacked on to a deal to move its headquarters from Philadelphia to Wilmington, Del. AAA Mid-Atlantic was lured by a $6 million performance-based strategic grant from Delaware and about $1 million in incentives from the city of Wilmington.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2008
Banking and finance * SunTrust Bank Mid-Atlantic named A. David Horsman as group manager for commercial real estate in Virginia, Washington and Maryland. * The Columbia Bank appointed David L. Wheeler as senior vice president of branch banking for the Howard County-based institution. He is responsible for the daily operations of 15 branch offices in four counties. * Merrill Lynch & Co. appointed Ryan C.A. Kirby as associate resident director of its Salisbury office. Insurance * AAA Mid-Atlantic selected Donald R. Gagnon as chief executive officer of AAA Mid-Atlantic and the AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Co. Professional services * Frederick Ward Associates said Chuck Cooper has joined the architectural division of the Bel Air firm as a senior project manager.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1997
An Ellicott City man pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday to stealing $3,600 in travelers' checks he purchased with a counterfeit check made on his home computer.Anthony J. Greiner, 28, will be sentenced Aug. 21. Prosecutor David Daggett asked Judge Francis M. Arnold to order a presentence investigation to "find out what's happening [with the defendant]."This [scheme] was fairly complicated, well thought out, and [the reproduction of the check was] very realistic," Daggett said.
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By Michael Dresser | October 18, 2008
What many Baltimore-area drivers have been experiencing this week is now official: The average price of gasoline is under $3. AAA Mid-Atlantic reported yesterday that the average price of regular gas in the Baltimore region dropped to $2.97 from $3.02 Thursday. The statewide average, propped up by higher prices in the Washington suburbs, remains barely above the three-buck line at $3.01. If current trends continue, that average would slip below $3 this weekend. As of last night, some of lowest gas prices in the Baltimore area were spotted in Essex, Reisterstown and Glen Burnie, where regular fuel sold for $2.79 a gallon at a Liberty station, according to marylandgasprices.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
On Memorial Day weekends, Kim Yates and Albert Kullman measure success by speed. Yates steers her bright yellow tow truck toward trouble, with the goal of getting disabled vehicles out of the roadway or back in business before traffic has time to clog. From his toll booth at the Bay Bridge, Kullman can make change for a $10 or $20 in under 12 seconds. "We want you on your way," Yates said. "Safely. " The summer season kicks off this weekend when 718,200 Marylanders are expected to leave town for the beach or mountains, 1.2 percent fewer than a year ago, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2012
Although the program's suspension was announced in July, AAA Mid-Atlantic would like to remind Marylanders that the free Tipsy?Taxi! service will not run this New Year's Eve, says Public and Government Affairs Manager Ragina C. Averella. The last Tipsy?Taxi! service provided in Maryland was for July 4 of this year. The service was established in 2006, and it gave free taxi rides during popular holidays known for their partying. Averella says one of the main reasons for the suspension was lack of funding.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 24, 2012
It was so quiet at BWI Marshall Airport Saturday morning, you could hear a little girl in pink singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" as she and her family awaited their luggage at Carousel 3. Unlike the two days leading up to Thanksgiving, when the way out of town was clogged and people were so uptight you could have driven nails with their bodies, Saturday was as relaxed as a pair of jammies with feet. Returning passengers congratulated themselves on their scheduling choice.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2012
Mara Kaminowitz knows the roads. That's why the professional mapmaker and her husband will be taking the train to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. "That's our strategy for how to deal with holiday traffic - avoid I-95 at all costs," said Kaminowitz, a Columbia resident who works as a mapmaker for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, which studies regional issues including transportation. Marylanders will begin heading for the exits this weekend, kicking off the traditional trek to somewhere else to gorge on food and fellowship.
NEWS
September 5, 2012
With the announcement by Comptroller Peter Franchot last week that the state of Maryland has a $500 million surplus ("State budget surplus greater than expected," Sept. 1), AAA Mid-Atlantic is calling upon Gov. Martin O'Malley and Comptroller Franchot to work together on a plan to dedicate those funds to transportation and return them to the state's Transportation Trust Fund, which is used to fund Maryland's roads and mass transit projects. We have a terrible transportation funding crisis in the state that is so bad that the governor and the legislature impaneled a Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding to spend over a year examining the issues and make recommendations, which it did in its final report of November, 2011.
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By Nick Cafferky, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
More Marylanders will be celebrating July Fourth away from home this year, according to AAA, which is forecasting the steepest increase in travel in more than a decade. An estimated 846,000 Marylanders will travel at least 50 miles to their destinations, a 5.3 percent increase from last year, and the majority will drive, the organization said Thursday. Because the holiday falls on a Wednesday, AAA projected six days of travel — one more than last year. Decreasing gas prices are the likely explanation behind the increase in drivers.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | November 21, 2009
The staycation is no match for Grandma this Thanksgiving. The number of Marylanders traveling for the holiday is expected to increase by more than 4 percent over last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday, with the majority going by car, bus or train. The auto club projected 794,000 people would travel 50 miles or more round trip for Thanksgiving, despite economic concerns. "Although Maryland's unemployment rate continues to remain at a high level and many residents are still experiencing financial hardship, it seems Marylanders have a more positive outlook this year and do not want to miss the opportunity to spend time with loved ones on Thanksgiving Day," said Ragina C. Averella, spokeswoman for AAA Mid-Atlantic, in a news release.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | April 5, 2012
Maryland has joined a club to which most don't want to belong: States where the average gas price is $4 or more per gallon. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic Thursday, Maryland's average gas price hit $4 a gallon, or 6 cents than the national average. In Baltimore, motorists pay an average of $3.99 a gallon, down from $3.65 a year ago. The difference between gas prices across the state is about 50 cents. The priciest fuel, at $4.30 a gallon, is sold in Bethesda; while motorists can find gas as low as $3.80 per gallon in Kennedyville on the Upper Eastern Shore to Ridgely in Caroline County, AAA reported.
EXPLORE
July 19, 2011
The Towson-based AAA Mid-Atlantic says 56 percent of drivers responding to a national survey of pet owners said they have driven with their dog at least once a month in the past year - and more than half said they've had some physical contact with the dog while driving, either petting it, holding it on their lap or using their hands to keep it out of the front seat - or even taking the pet's photo. In a statement on the survey, AAA said the results indicate "drivers not only love to bring Fido in the car, but often engage in risky behaviors when man's best friend is along for the ride.
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