Responding to New Jersey’s Gas Tax Increase

Tomorrow, New Jersey is implementing a 23 cent gas tax hike, which will be the Garden State’s first such increase in almost three decades and by far the greatest increase since the tax was introduced in 1927.

To counteract the tax hike, we’re increasing Uber fares by 2 cents per mile and passing that on directly to drivers’ wallets. The tax increase will disproportionately hurt those who use their personal cars for income, and we want to minimize that pain.


“We’re making this change to support our driver-partners in the face of New Jersey’s historic gasoline tax hike. This per-mile price increase will help drivers’ bottom lines, without impacting affordability for riders.”   

-Ana Mahony, General Manager, Uber New Jersey


While the increase will have a meaningful impact on a driver’s earnings, it will also have a minimal impact on riders who choose Uber for its affordability. And, with upfront fares, riders will see the cost before they ride so there are never any surprises once your trip is over.

Sample uberX Fares*

From Journal Square Station (Jersey City) to Newark Airport
Old uberX: $17.49
New uberX: $17.69

Seton Hall University (South Orange) to Short Hills Mall
Old uberX: $13.29
New uberX: $13.47


*Fares can vary due to demand and other factors. The price increase of $.02/mile applies to driver earnings for uberX, uberXL, and uberPOOL.

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