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In time for Labor Day, gas prices lowest in 3 years

A new report prepared for the region\'s Transportation Planning Board says the easiest way to fund transportation improvements is with gas taxes. (WTOP)

WASHINGTON – The average price of gas across the country is $3.54 a gallon — the lowest in three years.

AAA reports that nationally, gas prices are 18 cents less than a year ago and they’ve fallen 9 cents since the beginning of August.

In the D.C area, people are filling up their tanks for an average $3.56 a gallon. This time last year it was $3.72.

That could be good news for 30 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

WTOP’s Veronica Robinson contributed to this report.

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