BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The unofficial end of summer is upon us and Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. Travelers are already hitting the roads and skies for one last summer getaway.
According to AAA, a regional survey showed 31% of people polled plan to travel for the three-day holiday weekend while 49 percent said they're staying put. Inflation and higher fuel prices are playing a major role in people's travel plans this year, even though gas prices have noticeably dropped under $4 a gallon in recent weeks.
So when it the best time to travel? Thursday morning and afternoon were the best for hitting the road and skies. Thursday and Friday nights will turn into the "big Cape escape." Traffic will be heavier on the Cape Cod Bridge.
It isn't just the Cape. Many Massachusetts residents will likely head west to the Berkshires or north to New Hampshire and Maine.
When it comes to flying, you may be want to check your flight status for any cancellations or delays.
If you're staying closer to home, the MBTA has released a Labor Day updated schedule with subway and bus systems running on a Sunday schedule. The commuter rail will run on a weekend schedule.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports