Gov. Corzine Releases His 'Gas Plan'
Posted: Thursday, 27 April 2006 4:05PM
TRENTON, NJ (1010 WINS) -- Self-serve gas would finally come to New Jersey under a plan unveiled Thursday by Gov. Jon S. Corzine to help the state battle increasing gas prices.
Expanded mass transit and additional carpooling incentives and pump inspections were among other ideas announced by the governor, who said his administration also is considering decreasing the state's maximum speed limit to 55 mph.
With the state's average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hitting $2.87 on Thursday, Corzine announced several steps aimed at getting New Jerseyans using mass transit and sharing rides to work. Corzine said property taxes and health care costs are the only expenses that crush New Jerseyans more than gas costs.
``I know people really struggle to deal with the high prices of energy,'' Corzine said.
Motorists can drive up to 65 mph on several New Jersey highways. Corzine said he's heard differing arguments as to whether driving faster uses more gas.