Gas prices go up, up, up


As House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. William Straus disclosed that Massaouse members are looking at transportation system user charges to raise revenues, AAA of Southern New England reported Monday that gas prices rose 4 cents per gallon over the past week and are up 31 cents a gallon over the past month, the State House News service reported.

The group’s latest survey showed the average price of regular unleaded at $3.76 per gallon, with prices ranging from a low of $3.65 to a high of $3.89. The average gas price in Massachusetts one year ago was $3.68.

On Tuesday, the price of regular unleaded was approximately $4.63 on Martha’s Vineyard.

The state gas tax is frequently considered among the potential sources of new transportation revenue, although no consensus has emerged this year between Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders over how best to come up with additional money to rescue the MBTA and address unmet transportation system needs.