New gas tax at pumps on Nov. 1 will pay for Valley road maintenance

There’s a new gasoline tax that drivers will see at fuel pumps starting Nov. 1, and state and local transportation officials already have big plans for catching up on much-needed road repairs in Fresno County and around the state. A stretch of Highway 99 from downtown Fresno to a mile north of the San Joaquin River in Madera County is in line for $5.2 million to repair and resurface the freeway – one of the most visible components of work to be funded by SB 1, a bill that adds 12 cents per gallon to the price of a gallon of gasoline. SB 1, approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this year, also raises the tax on diesel fuel by 20 cents per gallon, and owners of electric cars will pay an additional $100 as part of their annual vehicle license fees beginning with the 2020 model year.

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Source: Fresno Bee

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