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September 20, 2011
Gasoline prices fell by an average of one penny per gallon nationally and in the Philadelphia region overnight, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Tuesday. The Tuesday price at the pump in Southeastern Pennsylvania was $3.65 per gallon, the auto club said. It was $3.45 in South Jersey. The national average was $3.58.    - Reid Kanaley
NEWS
February 16, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert R. Rugel, 74, of Warwick, former president of AAA Mid-Atlantic, died Tuesday at his home of complications from lupus and leukemia. In 1954 Mr. Rugel joined the Keystone Automobile Club, now part of AAA Mid-Atlantic, as a touring counselor, assisting drivers with travel directions. By the 1970s, he had been promoted to director of operations. In 1980 he initiated a diagnostic service for drivers in Philadelphia that was described by one reporter as a "mechanical Mayo Clinic.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
WHETHER YOU ARE a motorist, rider of mass transit, or both, AAA Mid-Atlantic believes we must be concerned about the condition of all modes of transportation in Pennsylvania. Both transit and highway face critical funding shortfalls in two distinct categories of funding: capital monies to address capacity, safety and maintenance of our roads and bridges, and operating monies to fund mass transit. It would be short-sighted to divert highway capital monies to mass transit. As the voice of the motoring public for more than 100 years, AAA believes the Commonwealth needs to seriously look at the efficiency and effectiveness of all transportation spending in order to keep people safe and mobile.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
AAA Mid-Atlantic, one of the largest organizations serving motorists in the nation, will leave its Center City headquarters in 2005 and move to a new building in Wilmington, it said yesterday in an announcement with Delaware state officials. The departure will move about 350 corporate and administrative jobs from its headquarters building at 21st and Market Streets, which it plans to sell. AAA Mid-Atlantic is among the five largest of the 96 AAA "clubs" in the nation. Jobs that will move include executive, accounting, human resources, technology and marketing staff, including publication of its AAA World magazine.
NEWS
November 18, 2011 | Staff Report
More than 468,000 people from the Philadelphia area are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic said today in its annual holiday travel outlook report. That figure covering the five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania is a 3.5 percent increase over last year, the report said. Nationwide, 42.5 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home, a 4 percent increase over 2010. The Thanksgiving travel weekend extends from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27. AAA Mid-Atlantic said 89 percent of the area's Thanksgiving travelers will go by car, 9 percent by air and 2 percent by train or bus. The average price of self-service regular gasoline in the Philadelphia 5-county region is $3.45 per gallon, about 45 cents more than one year ago but 60 cents less than the 2011 peak price of $4.05 set on May 5, the report said.
NEWS
September 3, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILMINGTON, Del. - Gas prices aren't going down in Delaware as they often do over the Labor Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic says Delaware's average gas prices is $3.59 per gallon, up 7 cents from last week. Delaware radio station WDEL-AM reports that's also up more than a dollar from last year. Pennsylvania and New Jersey have seen similar hikes. The national average on Friday was $3.65 per gallon, up 6 cents from last week and nearly a dollar from Labor Day weekend last year.
NEWS
November 7, 2011 | Associated Press
Average gasoline prices rose by a penny a gallon over the weekend in South Jersey, but fell by a cent in Philadelphia, AAA Mid-Atlantic said Monday. The average for a gallon of regular in South Jersey rose to $3.24. In Southeastern Pennsylvania the price fell to $3.47, the auto club said. The national average was also down a penny, to $3.41. Meanwhile, crude oil prices were up Monday on hopes that Greece will adopt the spending reforms it needs for an international bailout package, the Associated Press reported.
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NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, a Pennsylvania law that banned texting while driving took effect. It also nullified a Philadelphia ban on using handheld phones for any reason while driving. Since then, Philadelphia police have issued 243 citations for texting while driving, according to data released Monday by AAA Mid-Atlantic. During the nearly three years the city's ban was in effect, 31,000 drivers were ticketed in Philadelphia. City Councilman Bill Green, who wrote the city's 2009 law, called the number of texting citations "extremely disappointing" and proof of how "ineffective the current ban is. " The city's ban "had a real deterrent effect," Green said.
NEWS
March 12, 2013 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A year ago, a Pennsylvania law that banned texting while driving took effect. It also nullified a Philadelphia ban on using handheld phones for any reason while driving. Since then, Philadelphia police have issued 243 citations for texting while driving, according to data released Monday by AAA Mid-Atlantic. During the nearly three years the city's ban was in effect, 31,000 drivers were ticketed in Philadelphia. City Councilman Bill Green, who wrote the city's 2009 law, called the number of texting citations "extremely disappointing" and proof of how "ineffective the current ban is. " The city's ban "had a real deterrent effect," Green said.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The increase in gasoline prices at this time of year has become a perennial rite of late winter, as predictable as crocuses pushing up in the garden. But this year's price increases have come faster and quicker than last year's. The average retail price for regular gasoline has risen 45 cents per gallon since the start of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. East Coast prices moved up a nickel in the last week, to $3.799 a gallon, the EIA said Monday. In the last month alone, prices are up in the Philadelphia region 31 cents, to $3.78, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The increase in gasoline prices at this time of year has become a perennial rite of late winter, as predictable as crocuses pushing up in the garden. But this year's price increases have come faster and quicker than last year's. The average retail price for regular gasoline has risen 45 cents per gallon since the start of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. EIA said Monday that East Coast prices moved up a nickel in the last week, to $3.799 a gallon. In the last month alone, prices are up in the Philadelphia region 31 cents, to $3.78, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013
Gasoline prices are climbing early and fast this year, as any driver can attest. The average cost at the pump nationwide for a gallon of regular stood Wednesday at $3.77 - 20 cents higher than a year ago, and up 46 cents in the last month. "Consumers are really being hit hard," said Jim Lardear, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. He noted the price spike represents a second whammy on households following the rise in Social Security taxes that hit paychecks in January. Gas prices peaked in the spring the last two years, though the highest national average gasoline price recorded by the auto club - $4.11 a gallon - was reached in mid-July 2008.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2013
Gasoline prices are climbing early and fast this year, as any driver can attest. The average cost at the pump nationwide for a gallon of regular stood Wednesday at $3.77 - 20 cents higher than a year ago, and up 46 cents in the last month. "Consumers are really being hit hard," said Jim Lardear, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. He noted that the price spike represents a second whammy on households after the rise in payroll taxes that hit paychecks in January. Gas prices peaked in the spring the last two years, though the highest national average gasoline price recorded by the auto club - $4.11 a gallon - was reached in mid-July 2008.
NEWS
February 7, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
"An uncharacteristically early price jump" - "the most dramatic in nearly two years" - has ended the downward trend in gasoline prices since late summer, according to AAA. In just one week, the average price for a gallon of regular shot up 18 cents across the Philadelphia region, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Tuesday. In Philadelphia and its four neighboring Pennsylvania counties, the average for regular Monday was $3.67 a gallon. In South Jersey, it was $3.52. This morning, both were another penny higher, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report ( www.fuelgaugereport.com )
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Emily Babay, Breaking News Desk
Roadways and airports are likely to be crowded this holiday season. AAA is projecting that 93.3 million Americans will travel this year, a 1.6 percent increase from the 91.8 million who hit the road in 2011. Ninety percent of those travelers - 84.4 million people - are expected to drive to their destinations. Air travel is projected to rise 4.5 percent, to 5.6 million travelers. "The year-end holiday season remains the least volatile of all travel holidays as Americans will not let economic conditions or high gas prices dictate if they go home for the holidays or kick off the New Year with a vacation," AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jenny Robinson said in a statement.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
IN THE REGION Pep Boys CFO steps down Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack, the Philadelphia automotive parts retailer and repair chain, announced the resignation Monday of chief financial officer Ray Arthur, who is leaving June 29 "to pursue another business opportunity. " The news follows the company's aborted merger with Gores Group L.L.C., a proposed $793 million deal that was terminated in late May after the private equity firm complained about Pep Boys' financial performance.
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