MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A trip to the gas station could end up costing you more if Memphis City Council members have their way.
On Tuesday, the council voted to ask voters to weigh in on a one-cent a gallon tax increase. The increase, which is expected to generate between $3 and $6 million, would go to help fund the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
"I use the bus, without it I wouldn't be here," said Josue Rodriquez.
Rodriquez uses the bus four to five times a week, including on Tuesday when he came in his wheelchair to address the city council.
"I am personally in favor of this referendum," he said.
The vote comes after the city council voted to ask Memphis residents to consider a 1/2 cent sales tax referendum.
Voters will weigh in on both in November.