New Jersey Weighs Higher Gas Taxes to Replenish Transportation Fund

July 20, 2015

Even if New Jersey raises its taxes on gasoline, transportation experts say such funding sources won’t sustain transit operations for the decades to come. Automobiles are becoming more fuel-efficient, they note, and younger people are choosing public transit over driving when they can.

“It’s certainly not the future,” said Jon Carnegie, executive director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, referring to the wholesale petroleum tax.

Wall Street Journal, July 19

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