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Fayetteville Raises Vehicle Tax, Bus Fares

Posted April 8, 2008 12:47 a.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2008 10:43 a.m. EDT

— City Council members voted Monday night to raise bus fares and vehicle taxes to fund extending bus routes and to expand the fleet.

The vehicle tax will be doubled from $5 to $10 per vehicle, Councilman Keith Bates said.

Regular bus fares will go up by 50 cents to $1.50.

The system's on-demand service for disabled people will cost a dollar more. That fare was set at $2.50.

The Council intends for the increased fees to pay for improvements to the Fayetteville Area System of Transit, Bates said.