June 29, 2023
Abbi Ludwig, Director of Marketing & Communication
(410) 269-0642 x1120
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— On July 1, Maryland’s tax on gasoline will increase from 42.7 cents to 47 cents per gallon and the state’s tax on diesel will increase from 43.5 cents to 47.5 cents per gallon.
The gas tax generates revenue for transportation projects. However, even with year-after-year automatic gas tax increases in place, Maryland ranks among the states with the lowest expenditures on roadways, particularly in terms of maintenance expenditures per capita, where we are ranked 48 out of 50 states, and total spending per capita, where we are ranked 37th. (Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2020)
It is clear that the current gas tax is not a sustainable solution for funding Maryland’s transportation projects and maintenance needs. As Maryland pushes for increased electric vehicle adoption, it is imperative that we find creative solutions to ensure Maryland’s transportation needs are met.
We look forward to working with Governor Moore, his administration and the General Assembly in the years to come to develop long-term, comprehensive solutions to effectively and sustainably fund our state’s transportation needs.
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