More BX residents expected to stay home for holiday

Fewer residents in the Bronx and the rest of the city are expected to hit the road and take to the sky for Thanksgiving this year. Despite plummeting gas prices, AAA says the number of holiday travelers will decline by 1.5 percent across the nation. It is the first time in six years that the organization is predicting a decline for holiday travel. AAA says 41 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles for the holiday and about 4.54 million will be flying. Due to the decline in drivers, AAA representatives say they are hopeful there will also be less traffic-related deaths over the holiday weekend.The MTA says it will be suspending routine construction at bridges and tunnels beginning at noon Wednesday through Thanksgiving.Subways and buses will be on a Sunday schedule Thursday due to the holiday. Alternate-side parking will be suspended and residents will not need to use meters. MTAKennedy AirportLaGuardia Airport

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