The implementation of the gas tax has increased the price by 17 cents when compared to the previous week. The 12 cent gas tax is expected to generate $52 billion in the next ten years and this can bring good revenues to the transportation projects.
Many drivers are of the opinion that this can improve the condition of roads in the future as the revenue generated will be used towards the repair of freeways and California roads.
Some consumers say that they are hoping for some reduction as it is very expensive when compared to other regions. They are not too happy with the price rise and feel that the expenses have gone up by a huge margin in recent years.
Even when you compare the weekly average price per gallon, the difference is as high as 18 cents in the Orange County and this is making a huge difference to the consumers. The brighter side of this tax is that the condition of roads may see significant improvement in the near future as it is expected to generate lots of revenue for the government. This will be utilized for the maintenance and repairs of different freeways in the region.