Pump Prices Drive Weekend Plans Off Course

Friday, May 27, 2011

As memorial day approaches, Americans are topping off their gas tanks and getting ready for a long weekend away from home. But with gas prices creeping up across the country, American travel patterns are beginning to shift accordingly. For just over a week now, The Takeaway has been asking listeners to text us the price at their local pump. We’ve collated the information on an interactive map. In this conversation we discuss some of our findings with Andrea Bernstein, Director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for our flagship station WNYC.


Andrea Bernstein

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

Ranging from 3.49 to 3.59 for Regular. I use gas points accumulated from grocery shopping to get a discount. I'll drive 6 miles out of my way (interstate) to get the discount. I no longer fill my tank all the way up...just put in what $30 will get me. I work from home. Wife works less than 5 miles from home. We do take fewer trips (2+ hours) out of town because of gas prices. I'm in Harrisonburg.

May. 27 2011 10:26 AM

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