Motor Fuels Tax

Since 2013, NVTC has experienced as much as a 40 percent decrease in monthly motor fuels tax collections – funding that is used to support capital and operating expenses for transit that serves the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun, and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Because the tax is based on the sales price of fuel, the tax fluctuates with the change in the price of fuel. The state gas tax has protections to keep a minimum level of revenue; however, the regional gas tax does not.