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Record travel expected here in Houston and nationwide over the next week

AAA Texas projects more than 50 million travelers in the coming days.


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Thanks, in part, to Independence Day falling on Tuesday next week, a lot of Houstonians will have an extra-long holiday weekend and plan to hit the road or take to the air over the next several days. We could see record-breaking travel numbers.

In the audio above, we learn more from AAA Texas spokesperson Joshua Zuber.

He tells Houston Matters more than 50 million travelers may make traffic and logistics a challenge for drivers and flyers. And he offers suggestions for the best days and times of day to travel over the next week in order to avoid congestion.

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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