Your 2 cents: New Jersey gas tax hike increasing Uber fares
New Jersey's gas tax hike is going to affect your Uber ride as well.
The ride-hailing company said Monday that it will raise fares by 2 cents per mile to help drivers pay for gas after the tax goes up by 23 cents per gallon Tuesday.
"We're making this change to support our driver-partners in the face of New Jersey's historic gasoline tax hike. This per-mile price increase will help drivers' bottom lines, without impacting affordability for riders," said Uber New Jersey general manager Ana Mahony.
Uber drivers use their own cars to drive for the service and are responsible for paying for their own gas.
The company estimates that a trip from Journal Square PATH station in Jersey City to Newark Liberty International Airport will increase by 20 cents because of the new fares.
The New Jersey Assembly passed a measure this month to regulate ride-hailing services in the state. That measure still needs approval in the Senate.