Local option gas tax


Most people are opposed to raising Jacksonville’s Local Option Gas Tax from 6 to 12 cents per gallon, according to a new poll released by the University of North Florida Tuesday.

A Skyway train is pictured departing the JTA's Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.
Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and City Council President Tommy Hazouri have filed a bill to add a six-cent tax to every gallon of gas purchased within city limits. 

The Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla.

The board of the Jacksonville Transit Authority voted unanimously Thursday supporting a 6-cent increase to the city’s gas tax. If passed by the City Council, the tax would be used to fund up to $930 million in transportation improvements throughout the`city. 

Sydney Boles / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry has formally unveiled a plan to fund more than $900 million dollars of transportation projects with an increase to the local gas tax. 

Beatrice Sanchez / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is asking for Northside residents’ ideas as it begins transforming Moncrief Road, Myrtle Avenue and 8th Street.

The area is one of 14 corridors JTA hopes to improve over the next five years through the JTAMobilityWorks project.