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Crowds Flock to NY's Penn Station for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Our Alex Goldmark has been out and about this morning, and reports big crowds are at New York's Penn Station, trying to beat the road traffic.

Photo: Alex Goldmark

Melanie Miller of New York is heading to Washington D-C to visit her mother. She chose Amtrak because 10 years ago she made a promise to herself never to drive on Memorial Day Weekend again.  "I've sat in traffic and I also don't think it's good for the environment. So I'll take the train. I'll do something else. Or I'll stay home, but I won't drive."

Amtrak says it's had heavy bookings this weekend, and that some trains on the NY-Boston route are sold out.

Photo: Alex Goldmark/Transportation Nation

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