The Treasury Department announced that lower fuel consumption trends, due to exacerbated COVID-19 pandemic, will increase gas tax to 9.3 cents per gallon in order to ensure compliance with the Trust Fund (TTF) program. This is expected to go into effect on Oct. 1, 2020.

This was the outcome of a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and consultation with the Legislative Budget and Finance Officer.

Read more to understand the 2016 law that supports the Trust Fund program and the factors that lead to this decision.