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Durham Vehicle Fee Increased

Posted July 16, 2004 3:07 a.m. EDT

— For Durham residents, the fee to own a vehicle just went up.

The General Assembly passed a bill to increase the car fee from $5 to $10.

Durham's fee had been one of the lowest in the state. The increase is expected to bring the city an extra $650,000 every year.

City leaders said they hope to use the money to give senior citizens free bus service -- and to add more bus routes to and from public schools.