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Heavy Spring Break Traffic is Expected


March 8, 2013



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Spring Break 2013 is expected to bring heavy crowds to both the city of Houston and it's two commercial airports.
Heavy passenger totals are expected during the Spring Break holiday at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

In fact, passenger totals from the 2013 Spring Break holiday will likely be about 8 percent higher than those recorded during the same time period last year.

The Spring Break vacation, which runs from March 9 through March 17 for most area schools, is typically a heavy travel time at both commercial airports in Houston, with more than a million people traveling in and out of the city during that time period alone.

The city of Houston and its airport system are both looking to do everything possible to make holiday travel as easy as possible for everyone involved.

The Houston Airport System is offering real time data regarding wait times at security checkpoints, while Houston Mayor Annise Parker is unveiling a detailed master traffic plan, designed to keep guests and automobiles flowing.

“Houstonians look forward to spending time with families at our wonderful attractions during spring break. With our combined focus on traffic management their experience will be much more enjoyable,” said Mayor Annise D. Parker. “Last year the public cooperated with the recommended master plan and the results were outstanding.”

Those interested in viewing details of the Mayor’s holiday traffic plan should click here or log on to the city’s Web site at houstontx.gov

Airline passengers who are wanting to view the latest information regarding security checkpoints at Houston airports should click here or log on to the Houston Airport System’s Web site at fly2houston.com

For those guests who are visiting Houston, keep the following information in mind when visiting some of the city’s favorite attractions:

Parking Options

Museum District
- Park at member associations in their parking garages
- Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown - paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily. From there, take METRORail to your destination

Hermann Park / Zoo
- Free and paid public parking in Midtown and Downtown - paid parking prices range from $3.50 to $20 daily. From there, take METRORail to your destination
- Paid public parking in designated TMC parking lots - paid parking prices range from $6 to $12 daily. From there, take METRORail or the compimentary METRO shuttle to your destination.

Texas Medical Center
- Paid public parking in the TMC

HLS&R (Rodeo)
- Ride the Rodeo Express or METRO Park & Ride - for more information visit www.rodeohouston.com
- Paid public parking in one of the paid lots identified on the map - for more information visit http://rodeohouston.com/
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