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RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1 Posted on Jun 26

RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1

MassDOT’s Registry of Motor Vehicles Division reminds customers of changes to three RMV fees effective July 1, 2014. Transportation finance legislation passed by the Legislature last year required MassDOT to generate its own additional revenue to help fund future budgets. The plan approved by the   …Continue Reading RMV Fee Changes Effective July 1

RMV: Low Number License Plate Lottery Begins Posted on Jun 13

RMV: Low Number License Plate Lottery Begins

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue today announced the availability of applications for the 2014 Low Number License Plate Lottery and called for increased participation in this year’s lottery from all corners of the Commonwealth. “The lowest available plate this year has great   …Continue Reading RMV: Low Number License Plate Lottery Begins

Federal Alert for Commercial Vehicle Drivers Posted on Jun 12

Federal Alert for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

Effective May 21, 2014, commercial vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in Massachusetts can no longer get a valid US DOT medical examiners certificate from just any healthcare provider. Instead, CMV driver examinations can only be completed by Certified Medical Examiners listed on Federal Motor Carrier Safety   …Continue Reading Federal Alert for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely! Posted on May 21

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

RMV Highlights School Bus Inspections Posted on May 14

RMV Highlights School Bus Inspections

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue in May observed a round of school bus inspections at the Southwick-Granville-Tolland Regional School District as part of the RMV program that inspects 27,000 school buses each year across the Commonwealth. Before a school bus may get   …Continue Reading RMV Highlights School Bus Inspections

RMV Fee Increase Public Meetings Set Posted on May 13

RMV Fee Increase Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division today announced a series of public meetings on the proposed changes to three RMV fees. The changes will allow MassDOT to close a projected $55 million budget gap in Fiscal Year 2015, make customer improvements, and invest in the   …Continue Reading RMV Fee Increase Public Meetings Set

Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill Posted on Apr 18

Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill

Governor Deval Patrick today signed legislation creating a Massachusetts “Boston Strong” license plate.  The legislation directs the Registry of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.”  All proceeds from sales of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs “Boston Strong” License Plate Bill

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment Posted on Mar 12

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors today voted to approve an increase to three Registry of Motor Vehicle Division fees that will allow MassDOT to close a projected $55 million budget gap and make needed improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system.  “Transportation reform   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships Posted on Mar 12

RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and AAA Southern New England President and CEO Mark Shaw today announced plans to double the number of AAA branches offering RMV renewal services to a dozen locations by late spring and to increase the number of   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships

RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers Posted on Feb 26

RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles new ‘virtual hold’ service is a huge success for RMV customers, saving callers an estimated total of 1.8 million minutes since beginning on January 27. Virtual hold and the accompanying voice command menu allows customers contacting the call center   …Continue Reading RMV “Virtual Hold” a Win for Customers