Labor Day Travel Up 6% in Pacific Region

TRAFFICMEDFORD, Ore. — Friday is the busiest travel day for the Labor Day weekend. The holiday will see the most travelers it’s seen since the recession.

This year, in our area, travel is up nearly 6% from last year’s three day holiday, according to AAA.

Nearly half of travelers will take off by car or plane today. The second busiest is Monday for the return home. Some truck drivers are staying put in Medford to avoid those busy days.

“During holidays you actually just have to cool out and just let them. They’re trying to get to the parks, to grandma’s house to mom’s house you just have to let them do what they’re going to do because if you don’t you’re going to be in a whole lot of trouble,” said truck driver William Engram

AAA reports nearly 70% of the 4 million people traveling in the Pacific Region will be going by car.