Fayetteville raises vehicle registration fee

April 28, 2008 7:21:45 PM PDT
People in Fayetteville will not have to pay more to ride the bus, but will pay more to drive their cars.

On Monday night, council members doubled the city's $5 vehicle registration fee.

The money will be used to pay for improvement to the city's aging public transit system.

Council members wanted to increase bus fare to help pay for transit improvements, but at a public hearing, residents complained they should not have to bank roll unreliable bus service.

Members have delayed the fare increase for least six months.

"We had been promised fare increase and we have been opposing it, because of the fact that we haven't been getting the services. If we had been getting good services we wouldn't oppose it," Bus Rider, Albert Bryant said.

City leaders also agreed to increase their funding for public transit over the next three years.


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