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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed into law on Oct. 14, legislation that will provide $16 billion in new state transportation funding over the next eight years. The 23 cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and 27 cents-per-gallon diesel tax increase will go into...read more
The New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Oct. 7 approved legislation that will increase the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon and the diesel tax by 27 cents per gallon effective Nov. 1, 2016, for an additional $16 billion in transportation funding over the next eight...read more
With Tyler Kane, Transportation Investment Advocacy Center Unable to secure enough votes for an emergency voting session earlier in the week, New Jersey legislators will take up legislation to increase the state gas tax by 23 cents-per-gallon on Oct. 7. Read...read more
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New Jersey Ballot Measure Results
- Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG): 5.25 cents-per-gallon (half of the state’s motor fuel tax).
- Gasoline and gasoline blends (gasohol, ethanol, methanol): 10.5 cents-per-gallon (the state’s motor fuel tax).
- Diesel and diesel blends (including biodiesel): 13.5 cents-per-gallon.
- Additional Petroleum Products Gross Receipts Tax of 4 cents-per-gallon.
Gas tax rate includes a 4 cents-per-gallon petroleum fee.
*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.