The good news: The lines at the DMV won’t be long for the first few days in August. The bad news: That’s because the DMV will be closed to update its antiquated computer system. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Wednesday that Colorado title and registration services — including motor vehicle registration and titling, International Registration Plan and ownership transfers — will be unavailable Aug. 1-5 and license services, both online and in the office, will be suspended Aug. 2-3. Online registration and kiosk registration renewal in participating counties will remain available. State driver’s license offices will be closed. The closures will give the state time to replace and upgrade the Colorado State Titling and Registration Systems that were originally installed in the 1980s. The new system will allow for better county-to-county integration and faster online transactions, according to a statement released by the Department of Revenue. … [Read more...] about Colorado driver’s license, vehicle registration offices to close in early August
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Traveler confusion and concern about REAL ID Chris McGinnis Updated 12:28 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Courtesy DMV Notice the golden bear with a star on this facsimile of California's Real ID driver license? That's how you know it is compliant Notice the golden bear with a star on this facsimile of... I knew there was a problem when Barkley, my frequent flying partner, came home last week with a shiny new California Drivers license that did not bear the bear. What? Since January, the California DMV has been offering drivers the option of a regular license or an enhanced "REAL ID" license that can be used at airport security and other federal installations. REAL ID licenses have a golden bear with a white star in the upper right corner. Regular licenses do not. (See above or see this for more details) TravelSkills with Chris McGinnis sponsored by I wrote a very popular post about this back in January, … [Read more...] about Is your California drivers license okay for air travel?
State and local officials on March 28 celebrated the opening of Connecticut’s first “DMV Express” — a driver’s license-renewal center in West Haven City Hall that was touted as a safety valve to divert crowds from overburdened regular Department of Motor Vehicles branches.Their rosy release to the news media talked of “easing the congestion in the Bridgeport and Hamden branch offices” with the first of several planned contractor-operated “express” centers — which would fill a void created 16 months ago when the AAA Northeast motor club stopped renewing 150,000 licenses annually for the DMV at its offices in Fairfield and New Haven counties.But nothing’s been easy for the DMV in its effort to replace those lost AAA Northeast offices in Branford, Danbury, Fairfield, Hamden, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Waterbury.This was proven again on Wednesday in West Haven, two weeks after the opening-day optimism, when customers … [Read more...] about Jon Lender: ‘DMV Express’? Nope. Not Yet, At New License Renewal Center
Amid the continuing fallout from Minnesota’s troubled new computer system for vehicle titles and license plates, lawmakers this week grappled with several sticky issues. License centers are hurting — and they say they need a lot more money than lawmakers are proposing. Information technology officials are under fire for a $2.5 million office reorganization while they were pleading for money to fix the system. Some lawmakers want to force the state’s IT agency to bid out new computer programs — but IT officials say they already do that when they can. None of this would be happening were it not for the universally acknowledged failures of the $93 million computer system, known as MNLARS (Minnesota Licensing and Registration System). Since it was rolled out in July, the system has been beset by shortcomings, some of which might take years to fully resolve — and tens of millions of additional dollars. Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers agreed to a roughly $10 … [Read more...] about Here are 3 DMV controversies lawmakers are struggling with
Assembly Bill 60, which took effect in January 2015, requires the DMV to issue driver's licenses if applicants can prove their identity and California residency, as well as meet all testing requirements, regardless of whether they can show they are in the country lawfully. As of March 30, about 1,001,000 immigrants have obtained the licenses, which are renewable after five years. … [Read more...] about California driver’s license program for those here illegally surpasses 1 million drivers