AAA http://michiganradio.org en Roads will be busy this Memorial Day weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/roads-will-be-busy-memorial-day-weekend <p>Michigan roads are expected to be crowded later this week as people take advantage of the first big summer holiday weekend.</p><p></p><p>AAA predicts 1.1 million Michiganders will travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That’s a slight increase over Memorial Day weekend 2013.</p><p></p><p>AAA says most people will travel by car, encouraged by slipping gasoline prices, though they can expect to pay more for hotel rooms and rental cars.</p><p></p><p>Not everyone is traveling by car or truck.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:11:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17646 at http://michiganradio.org Roads will be busy this Memorial Day weekend Extreme cold and snow make trouble for Michigan motorists http://michiganradio.org/post/extreme-cold-and-snow-make-trouble-michigan-motorists <p>Michigan faces dangerously cold wind chill conditions this week, according to the National Weather Service.</p><p>Nancy Cain is a spokesperson for AAA Michigan. She says they've responded to 25,000 calls since the snow and cold began on New Year's Day.</p><p>Cain says motorists have called for help with spinouts, fender benders, crashes, "out of gas," and "can't starts."</p><p>She expects even more road problems in the next few days because people who had previously stayed home will be returning to work.</p><p>Cain says even when the snow has stopped, the combination of extreme cold and wind makes driving dangerous.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15901 at http://michiganradio.org Extreme cold and snow make trouble for Michigan motorists Michigan gas prices are the second-highest in the country http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gas-prices-are-second-highest-country <p>As gas prices kept marching ever-upward, one thing we could always say here in Michigan was "well, at least we're not as bad as some places."</p><p>As anyone who's gassed up this week has sadly realized, that is no longer the case.</p><p>Michigan's average gas price is now the second highest in the country. Only Hawaii tops our pump prices.</p><p>AAA finds we're paying an average of $4.10 a gallon. That's up 23 cents from a week ago, and 47 cents more than the same time last year. And this comes as the national average slips a penny to $3.62 a gallon.</p><p>So what happened?</p><p>Patrick DeHaan, Senior Petroleum Analyst with <a href="http://gasbuddy.com/">GasBuddy.com</a>, joined us today in the studio to tell us.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:29:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 12871 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan gas prices are the second-highest in the country AAA predicts a million Michiganders will hit the roads during the Memorial Day weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/aaa-predicts-million-michiganders-will-hit-roads-during-memorial-day-weekend <p>Ah, the summer road trip.&nbsp;&nbsp; Packing up the family and heading to the beach, a campground or the Upper Peninsula.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>AAA Michigan predicts 1.1 million Michiganders will travel more than 50 miles by car or truck between Thursday evening and Monday night.</p><p></p><p>That’s about the same number as the past two summers.</p><p></p><p>Nancy Cain is with AAA Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says many Michiganders are forgoing the summer road trip this year.</p><p></p><p>“They’ll be traveling,” she says, “but perhaps not as much.”</p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12685 at http://michiganradio.org AAA predicts a million Michiganders will hit the roads during the Memorial Day weekend Gas prices down nearly 40 cents from last year http://michiganradio.org/post/gas-prices-down-nearly-40-cents-last-year <p>AAA Michigan is reporting falling gasoline prices in Michigan.&nbsp; In the last week, prices have fallen about 12 cents to a statewide average of about $3.68 per gallon.</p><p>The auto club says the average is about 37 cents per gallon less than last year at this time.<br><br>The cheapest price is apparently in the Marquette area, where it's about $3.57 a gallon.</p><p>The highest average price is in the Ann Arbor area at about $3.71.</p><p>For more info click <a href="http://www.fuelgaugereport.com">here</a>.</p><p>- <em>Chris Zollars</em>, Michigan Radio Newsroom Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:34:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11952 at http://michiganradio.org Gas prices down nearly 40 cents from last year Michigan's high gas prices explained http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-high-gas-prices-explained <div class="meta">As Labor Day Weekend approaches, Michiganders are seeing higher gas prices. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:44:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8837 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's high gas prices explained No big spike in gasoline prices expected this week http://michiganradio.org/post/no-big-spike-gasoline-prices-expected-week <p>AAA predicts 1.4 million Michiganders will travel during the Fourth of July holiday.</p><p>Most of them will be driving. GasBuddy.com says drivers should not expect to see a big spike in gasoline prices.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 8106 at http://michiganradio.org No big spike in gasoline prices expected this week Michigan gasoline prices moving into historic territory http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gasoline-prices-moving-historic-territory <p>Motorists are spending&nbsp;<a href="http://www.michigangasprices.com/">$4&nbsp;for a gallon of regular gas</a> in Troy and Okemos. And other parts of Michigan may soon join them. Michigan&rsquo;s gasoline prices shot up 12 cents on Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Dustin Coupal&nbsp;is a co-founder of GasBuddy.com. He says&nbsp;<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/why-americans-paying-more-pump-183758416.html">increasing world demand for oil</a> is pushing Michigan&rsquo;s gasoline pricescloser to record high territory.</p><p>&ldquo;Over time, it&rsquo;s a definite certainty&hellip;whether it happens this week &hellip;.or next month,&quot; says Coupal,&nbsp;&quot;Unfortunately higher gas prices are coming.&rdquo; According to GasBuddy.com, Michigan&rsquo;s average regular gas price is around $3.80&nbsp;a gallon. The state set a record last May,&nbsp;when&nbsp;<a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/gas-prices-reach-record-high-could-begin-to-decrease-in-the-next-few-weeks-expert-says/">the average price hit $4.26 a&nbsp;gallon</a>. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 6392 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan gasoline prices moving into historic territory One last shot of Summer http://michiganradio.org/post/one-last-shot-summer-0 <p>&nbsp;Many Michiganders will head to the beach or campgrounds to enjoy one last taste of summer during the Labor Day holiday weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://media.aaamichigan.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=279">AAA</a> predicts 1.2&nbsp;million Michiganders will travel this weekend.&nbsp; 98 percent will be driving.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sergeant Jill Bennett is with the <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-1586-261704--,00.html">Michigan State Police</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She says police will be out in force this weekend.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 17:34:30 +0000 Steve Carmody 4016 at http://michiganradio.org One last shot of Summer Ready....Set.....SUMMER http://michiganradio.org/post/readysetsummer <p>More than a million Michiganders are expected to spend part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend travelling to popular tourism destinations.&nbsp; But&nbsp;they are expected to watch their spending too.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://media.aaamichigan.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=260">A AAA Michigan survey</a> found Michiganders plan to spend about 14% less on things like food and other amenities during their Memorial Day holiday travels this year.&nbsp; The main reason - <a href="http://www.michigangasprices.com/">4 dollar a gallon gasoline.</a></p> Fri, 27 May 2011 16:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 2657 at http://michiganradio.org Ready....Set.....SUMMER Memorial Day weekend may mean a little less 'green' for Michigan's tourist destinations http://michiganradio.org/post/memorial-day-weekend-may-mean-little-less-green-michigans-tourist-destinations <p>More than a million Michiganders are expected to get-a-way to some of the state&rsquo;s favorite tourist spots next weekend.&nbsp; But they are not expected to spend much money Memorial Day weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/more-than-11-million-plan-memorial-day-travel-reports-aaa-michigan-122229533.html">AAA</a> surveyed its members recently and found many plan to spend less of their vacation budget on restaurants and other amenities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 May 2011 19:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 2590 at http://michiganradio.org Memorial Day weekend may mean a little less 'green' for Michigan's tourist destinations Hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/hitting-road-memorial-day-weekend <p><a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/more-than-11-million-plan-memorial-day-travel-reports-aaa-michigan-122229533.html">AAA Michigan</a> predicts state highways will be busy on Memorial Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The automobile club&rsquo;s survey shows one point one million Michiganders plan to travel during the 5 day holiday period, 91% by car.</p> Thu, 19 May 2011 15:51:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 2565 at http://michiganradio.org Hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend Michigan gas prices getting closer to $4 http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gas-prices-getting-closer-4 <p>Gas prices in Michigan are now averaging&nbsp;$3.75 a gallon.&nbsp;<a href="http://media.aaamichigan.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=247">AAA Michigan reports </a>gas prices are up $0.91 from this time last year.</p><p>This is affecting Michiganders in different ways, some in their jobs, and some in how they volunteer.</p><p>Tasha Stetler is the <a href="http://www.tcoa.org/nutrition">Meals On Wheels</a> Supervisor for Ingam County. She says many&nbsp;volunteers&nbsp;continued to&nbsp;drive for Meals on Wheels when gas&nbsp;prices rose to over $3 a gallon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 18:05:42 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1904 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan gas prices getting closer to $4 Middle East unrest may be felt in higher gasoline prices this summer http://michiganradio.org/post/middle-east-unrest-may-be-felt-higher-gasoline-prices-summer <p>Unrest in the Middle East may soon affect gasoline prices in Michigan. Crude oil prices are approaching one hundred dollars a barrel, which is expected to increase the cost of gasoline globally.</p><p>Nancy Cain is with <a href="http://fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/?redirectto=http://fuelgaugereport.opisnet.com/MImetro.asp">AAA Michigan</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says it&rsquo;s too soon to predict whether or not the price for a gallon of regular unleaded will reach four dollars, like it did two years ago.</p> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:53:35 +0000 Steve Carmody 1377 at http://michiganradio.org Middle East unrest may be felt in higher gasoline prices this summer