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New Jerseyans urged to participate in fuel tax pilot program

Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) commissioner, and the Eastern Transportation Coalition are urging residents to participate in the Mileage-Based User Fee (MBUF) Pilot Program.

New Jersey currently funds transportation infrastructure largely from a fuel tax paid on each gallon of gasoline. This system will be harder to maintain in the future because newer vehicles travel farther on less fuel and some vehicles use no gasoline.

A MBUF means drivers pay based on miles driven regardless of the type of vehicle. All New Jersey residents with a valid driver’s license and a vehicle can participate in the pilot program.

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