AAA predicts Labor Day weekend travel increase in N.J.

More New Jerseyans are expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend this year compared to last.

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects more than a million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes. That’s nearly 5 percent more than last year.

The auto club says 53 percent of holiday travelers are expected to travel to the Jersey shore.

Some shore towns are reporting beach badge sales are lagging from last year. They blame rainy weather early in the summer season and a lack of rentals caused by Superstorm Sandy.

The average price of gasoline is nearly 3 percent lower this year compared to the same time in 2012.

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