TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Drivers in New Jersey are in for a gas tax hike starting on Oct. 1.

On Thursday, the state Treasury Department announced a 4.3 cents per gallon increase, raising the tax to 26.9 cents per gallon, reports CBS2’s Ali Bauman.

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The money will support New Jersey’s transportation trust fund program that covers improvements to the state’s roadways and bridges.

This increase is part of a 2016 law, stating the gas tax rate must be adjusted to generate about $2 billion per year to support the fund.

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New Jersey drivers are not happy.

“It’s always falling on the little guy,” one driver told CBS2.

“It’s terrible, I drive 60 miles each way, any tax on gas will hurt,” said another.

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New Jersey gas prices used to be cheaper than New York, and in fact people used to cross the Hudson River to refuel their tanks – but with these increases, that will no longer be the case.