I drove to Falmouth yesterday…and WOW, it is looking like it is going to be busy for summer in Maine for 2021. There was so much traffic and so many vehicles with out-of-state plates from around the United States. 

Then this morning, I see from Associated Press that this past Friday (June 11, 2021), it is the first time that over two million were screened at TSA in our nation's airports since the start of the pandemics. For a point of reference, I read in this story that pre-pandemic TSA was screening two to two and a half million people a day. April 13, 2020, was the low point of only 87,534 people were screened. I know the few times I have traveled in the last year, it was effortless to get through the airport screenings. 

But now we are seeing more people vaccinated, fewer restrictions, and people who are just ready to GO! If you have travel plans this summer, just remember you are not alone and give yourself some extra time to get into the airport, train station, or on the highway. 

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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