Bill heading to Inslee raises car tab feesMarch 18, 2014 @ 11:25 am (Updated: 6:09 pm - 3/18/14 )
SEATTLE (AP) -- Most vehicle owners will pay more for their car tabs next year in a bill heading to the governor's desk that will save the state money on building a new ferry in Washington.
The state Department of Licensing and its agents will begin collecting a $5 service fee for vehicle registrations and a $12 fee for title transactions on Jan. 1, under the measure. The Everett Herald reports that the money specifically will pay for a new 144-vehicle Olympic-class vessel.
Two similar ferries are currently under construction by Vigor Industrial in Seattle and ferry officials and lawmakers say extending the contract instead of negotiating a new one will save money in labor and materials.
Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign the legislation.
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