For Bowie resident Joy Brown, 70, the reduced gas price has been nice, but it hasn’t been enough.
“[It is] better but still not great,” said Brown, a retiree who now works part-time as a legal assistant for a real estate agency. “When it was over $4, it was a problem for me, but I mean, it is what it is. You’ve got to get gas.”
The temporary suspension of the gas tax meant a nearly 10% reduction in gas prices within the first four days to $3.78 per gallon for regular gas, according to GasBuddy, a website that monitors gas prices nationally and locally. Since then though, the Maryland gas price has remained virtually the same even as national prices have declined by 1.8%, according to GasBuddy.
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