When it comes to commuting in New Jersey traffic, it can be a real kick in the pants.  We're all troopers and we do what we have to do, but now it's going to cost us even more money just to drive to work.
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More toll hikes. Yep, this is the third time in three years we are getting charged more money to go to work, travel, and visit our loved ones.  The question is, with all the money being taken from us on a regular basis, are the roads getting any better?  What improvements have we seen?
The increase already happened if you are just getting back into the swing of things. You'll notice a 3% hike if you travel on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, or Atlantic City Expressway.
Not only has the cost of gas taken its toll, but the tolls are also too.  On the Garden State Parkway, the tolls went up 10 cents to round up to a solid $2.00 each way.  On the New Jersey Turnpike, tolls went from $4.80 to $4.95 and on the Atlantic City Expressway, it will go up by 3% as well with their auto-toll indexing system.
Over time it surely adds up and it will keep on rising. Do you think this is because so many people are working from home since COVID that the drop in toll revenue is being picked up by the rest of us? Maybe it is time to ask ourselves (and our bosses) if you too can't just work from home. You can read more about it from News12 here.
COVID changed these local businesses forever too:

The Jersey Shore Businesses We've Lost During COVID

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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