New Jersey Raises Gas Tax by 159% but Robs General Fund As Well
Last week, the State of New Jersey voted to more than double its state taxes on gasoline, from a total of 14.5 cents per gallon (second-lowest in the U.S.) to 37.5 cents per gallon (seventh-highest). The votes were 24 to 14 in the state Senate and 45 to 27 in the Assembly.
By Jeff Davis|Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly
Op-Ed: The Right Approach to Funding Freight Transportation
For over two decades, I have used a simple analogy to explain the importance of a modern, efficient freight transportation system. My doctor has always stressed that my overall health is tied directly to the efficient flow of blood through my veins and arteries. A human’s circulatory system is the key to good health. Likewise, the health of our nation’s economy is tied to...
By Ed Emmett|Harris County Judge
Current State Gas Tax Rates and Structure – As of October 1, 2016
As Team ETW was researching this week’s article on the New Jersey gas tax hike, the American Petroleum Institute issued its quarterly update of the total tax rates on gasoline and highway diesel fuel in every state and the District of Columbia, as in effect on October 1, 2016.
By Jeff Davis|Senior Fellow and Editor, Eno Transportation Weekly

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