This is huge news if you are a New Jersey commuter with an E-ZPass.  In a day and age when every single thing is getting more expensive, there is a real possibility that hard-working New Jersians will finally catch a break.

We deal with enough as it is.  Traffic, congestion, and gas prices all contribute to the stress.  We are going to work to make money yet we are spending a big part of our hard-earned paycheck just to get there.

nubumbim, ThinkStock
nubumbim, ThinkStock

A bit of relief could be in sight for the commuter.  There is a bill being proposed right now that would cut the cost of E-ZPass by half for commuters in New Jersey.  Can I get an Amen?  This would affect me since I’m going through 6 tolls a day! 

The threshold would be 35 passes per month, if you have that under your belt you are eligible.

Not to be a party-pooper but this is a reaction to the fact that we are getting walloped with toll increases so regularly that this could help even things out a bit. 

This would affect the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and the Atlantic City Expressway.  The bill would reserve $250 million dollars for the NJTA and $250 million dollars to the SJTA to support the program.

Want to take a little mental road trip with me?  Let's take a look at how much gas cost when you were born.  It will blow your mind. Think about it for a minute, it is the same product doing the exact same thing and yet the price has skyrocketed.  Check this out!

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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