PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (WTXF) - There will be a little more pain at the pump in New Jersey.
Beginning Monday, taxes on gasoline will rise 4.3 cents a gallon.
“It’s just, it’s just ridiculous,” said Jacob.
“This is crazy, why is that happening?” asked Nancy.
The answer is the state Gas Tax Law passed two years ago. The tax law came with a formula.
"If the state does not make the mark for their transportation fund, it’s written in there that they will increase the gas tax annually. We’ll see how long that lasts with what the new administration does,” said Jana Tidwell, with AAA.
The first hike fell short, meaning not enough people bought Jersey gas after the tax was raised 23 cents a gallon to pay for needed road and rail projects.
“People are buying out of convenience now, as opposed to just waiting until they cross the bridge,” explained Tidwell.
“Gas was like $2.09 when I started driving and I’m only 18,” Olivia said.
Monday, the gas tax increases 4.3 cents more per gallon.
“We don’t have to like it, but we’ve got to pay it, Nancy added.