It’s the race to the finish line during this final week of the Missouri legislative session, including a proposed gas tax increase. The House is expected to work this week on a Senate bill that would gradually increase the user fee by 12.5 total cents over five years and let most drivers choose if they want a rebate for the increase. Jeff Glenn is with a statewide group called Missourians For Transportation Investment that promotes adequate investment in the state’s transportation system. He says when the bill is fully phased in, the average passenger car driver traveling 12,000 miles annually would pay an extra 70-dollars per year.
For pickups, he says the average increase would be less than 100-dollars annually.