Thursday, December 31, 2009

Transportation News

15th Street Boise, Putnam photo

License Fees Go UP!
BOISE - Fees for many motor vehicle services in Idaho will increase Jan. 1, the Idaho Transportation Department announced this week.The increased fees were approved by the 2009 Idaho Legislature to generate additional funds to maintain and restore state highways and to modernize the Division of Motor Vehicles computer systems.

The fee changes will generate approximately $13.1 million from increases on 18 motor vehicle services, including driver licenses, vehicle titling and driving records.Many of the fees have not increased for more than a decade.Effective Jan. 1, costs for a standard Idaho drivers license (Class D) will range from $15 to $55, up from the present range of $12.25 to $45.Vehicle title certificates will rise from $4 to $7. Costs for motor vehicle and drivers license records will increase from $4 to $7. State identification cards will cost $10 instead of $6.50.

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