Maryland’s highways, bridges, rail lines and airways are expected to hit new milestones in the pandemic recovery over the coming weeks, as millions of people travel to spend the holiday season with family and friends. Employees across the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are prepared to help travelers make the connections that bring joy over the holidays, and urge everyone to practice safety, courtesy and patience wherever their journeys take them. “The essence of a happy holiday season is spending time with friends and loved ones, and our MDOT family takes great pride in the role we play to bring people together,” said MDOT Secretary James F. Ports, Jr. “If we all keep in mind simple travel rules – like taking your time, paying attention, using seat belts and never driving impaired – we can make sure every mother and father, son and daughter, grandparent and grandchild gets to their destinations safely and efficiently.” AAA is predicting this year’s Thanksgiving holiday will see 54.6 million people traveling nationwide. That’s a 1.5% increase from 2021. Locally, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting that about a million Marylanders will travel over the holiday, an increase of just under 1% compared to last year. More […]
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