Governor Christie Agrees to Gas Tax Hike, Ends Funding Impasse

The New York Times reports, “[On Friday, September 30], a day after a fatal train crash in Hoboken focused attention on the troubled conditions of the state-run railroad, Mr. Christie . . . finally gave way by accepting the first tax increase during his seven years in office. He said he had agreed to raise the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to replenish the depleted Transportation Trust Fund, which the state uses to pay for improvements to rails, roads and bridges.”