Why New Jersey’s gas tax could go up for the first time since 1988

However, Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Policy Center, argues that gasoline taxes levied on a per-gallon basis will begin to go down when auto makers begin complying with federal requirements for higher vehicle-mileage efficiency. “New Jersey hasn’t raised its gas tax since the late 1980s, and a lot has happened in transportation policy since then,” he said. “More and more states are going to a percentage-based tax that rises when gasoline prices rise, and that will be increasingly important.”

WHYY.com, September 23, 2017