Singleton Calls on Motor Vehicle Commission to Reopen for All Transactions

MOORESTOWN, NJ  State Senator Troy Singleton is calling on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to reopen its agencies for all transactions.

"For the past 18 months, our state government has had to find ways to adapt in order to provide continued services to the citizens of New Jersey. This includes the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission," said Singleton on Thursday. 

"While I appreciate that staffing shortages and tremendous backlogs stemming from the shutdown led to the initial decision to bifurcate the agencies into two distinct categories – licensing centers and vehicle centers – I am hopeful that the increased availability of vaccines and the reopening of our schools for in-person learning will lead to a more stabilized workforce," continued Singleton. "Therefore, I strongly urge the NJ MVC to consider reopening its agencies for all transactions." 

Singleton said his office has tried to address constituents' needs by partnering with the MVC to schedule three mobile unit events throughout his district — one of which will be taking place in Bordentown Township on October 2. The mobile units are designed to bring the MVC directly into communities.

"However, the fact that these events reach capacity within days after we advertise them indicates that there is very much a need for a more accessible MVC," said Singleton. 

On Thursday, the MVC announced that they will be using mobile units to help alleviate the huge demand for knowledge testing and permit appointments, but Singleton says that's not enough. 

"This effort is greatly appreciated, but reopening vehicle centers to offer Real IDs, new licenses, and testing appointments is needed to truly accommodate and service our drivers," he said. 

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in In The News 2021-10-04 13:44:39 -0400