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According to data from the American Petroleum Institute, New York state ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to gas taxes collected at the pump, with 64.36 cents per gallon being added to the cost of the fuel. Connecticut is ranked in ninth place at 60.51 cents per gallon.
Connecticut motorists traveling on roads in serious need of repair spend a total of $1.8 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs, or $681 per motorist.
The study found 39 percent of the rural roads in Connecticut were in poor condition – only Rhode Island fared worse.