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This link from a recent release by the Brookings Institution, Robert Puentes comments on the New Jersey and Virgina transportation funds.  New Jersey’ transportation trust fund will be spending all of its revenues on debt service by 2011; Virginia’s new governor too, suffers lack of funds for infrastructure improvements.  Concerning gas tax as a mechanism for raising funds, New Jersey and Virginia are among the lowest in the nation.  Granted, New Jersey heavily tolls its turnpike drivers.  The website, GasBuddy shows a map by county of prices around the country — updated every 15 minutes.  New Jersey is clearly on the low end, Virginia a bit higher but not nearly as high as New York or California….