MA Press Release List

No Reservations for Millennials in Using Travel Agents for Trips

September 20th, 2018

According to a new AAA Travel Survey, vacationers are increasingly recognizing the value of a travel professional to book vacations, according to AAA Northeast. In fact, three-quarters (75%) of Americans said they’d consider working with a travel agent to plan vacation trips, while an estimated 27 million will do so in the next 12 months, the survey reported. Nearly half (46%) of Americans also recognize the value travel professionals bring to the table: they make trip planning easier, travel arrangements sim...Read More


GAS PRICES DOWN ONE CENT, SAYS AAA

September 10th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s September 10 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.83 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is a penny lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.84. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 13 cents lower at $2.70.   “Prices at the pump in our area are stable or dropping slightly, as predicted post Labor Day,” said Mary M...Read More


The Commute to Work is No Joyride for Massachusetts Residents

September 5th, 2018

With September here and summer unofficially over, if you think it’s taking you longer to get to work, you’re right. In fact, the average daily ride to work for Massachusetts commuters – whether they drive or take transit -- is now one minute, 42 seconds longer than it was at the beginning of the decade, according to a AAA Northeast analysis of 2010-16 U.S. Census data, the latest figures available. The average commute in the Bay State now registers 29 minutes one-way, up from 27.3 minutes in 2010...Read More


GAS PRICES REMAIN THE SAME, SAYS AAA

September 4th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts remain the same this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s September 4 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.84 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is a penny higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.83. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 14 cents lower at $2.70.   “The approach of Tropical Storm Gordon on the Gulf Coast has already resulted in a short-term jump in crude oil pr...Read More


AAA Fall Gas Price Forecast: National Gas Price Average to be a Quarter a Gallon Cheaper than During Summer

August 30th, 2018

AAA forecasts that the national gas price average will drop to $2.70 this fall and has the potential to drop even more. That is 14-cents a gallon less compared to today’s price and more than a quarter cheaper than this year’s recorded high of $2.97 set in May. “Cheaper-to-produce gasoline and relatively stable crude oil prices in August, combined with an anticipated drop in consumer gasoline demand post-Labor Day, means consumers will see savings when they fill-up at the pump this fall,” said Mary Magui...Read More


SCHOOL’S OPEN – DRIVE CAREFULLY

August 27th, 2018

As millions of children across the country begin heading back to school, AAA urges motorists to slow down and stay alert in neighborhoods and school zones, and to be especially vigilant for pedestrians during before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children – over the last decade, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m.             “AAA’s annual School’s Open – Driv...Read More


GAS PRICES UP TWO CENTS, SAYS AAA

August 27th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s August 27 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.84 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is a penny higher than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.83. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 58 cents lower at $2.26.   “With Labor Day approaching, motorists could see a small swing towards higher gas prices, but any jump may not last...Read More


AAA: Ride-Hailing Can Be Twice the Cost of Car Ownership

August 21st, 2018

Ride-hailing services are a popular and convenient transportation option, but a new AAA analysis shows they may not always be a cost-effective replacement for vehicle ownership, depending on a person’s driving habits and the modes of transportation they use. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average driver in an urban area – the only setting in which using these services is a practical full-time transportation option – drives 10,841 miles per year. While urban drivers travel fewer miles...Read More


GAS PRICES DOWN A PENNY, SAYS AAA

August 20th, 2018

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s August 20 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.82 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is a penny lower than the national average for regular unleaded of $2.83. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 58 cents lower at $2.24.   “Compared to July, consumer demand for gasoline is lessening and prices are starting to follow suit,” said Mary M...Read More


More than 80 Percent of Older Drivers Aren’t Talking About Driving Safety

August 14th, 2018

Eighty-three percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of the small percentage of families who do have the often-difficult conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred- which could be too late. Due to their fragility, older drivers are at greater risk of death and injury if involved in a crash. In 2016, more than 200,000 drivers ages 65 and ...Read More