According to a recent AAA Mid Atlantic report, Virginia has tied for the fifth lowest gas prices in the US!
Last week in Virginia, the average price for unleaded gas was $3.36/gallon. This is approximately $0.24 less than the price per gallon a year ago!
Governor McDonnell has credited this drop in gas prices to the 2013 transportation package passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. The bill, which went into effect July 1, 2013, cuts the 17.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax by 7.5 cents and converts the remaining 10 cents/gallon into a percent of the wholesale price.
“After nearly three decades of gridlock we came together this year and passed a historic bipartisan transportation funding solution which reduced the tax on gas, and now our motorist are seeing the results at the pump,” said Governor McDonnell.
I’m happy to say that our transportation package is giving us good results! Now, let’s repave our roads!