A State Senate hearing scheduled for Friday afternoon will center on concerns about Driver and Vehicle Services offices around the state that have yet to reopen following shut-downs in reaction to COVID-19.
The hearing comes after a group of lawmakers sent a letter to D-P-S Commissioner John Harrington earlier this month. Concerns listed include complaints of long waits and long drives to get a drivers test, delays in license services, and some locations still not yet reopened. The lawmakers in the letter cited money allocated by the legislature to ensure all drivers license exam stations are open, but say they have seen no plans from D-P-S on how that money will be implemented. Lawmakers also asked Harrington for a full list of stations yet to re-open, reasons why they aren’t open, and a timeline for reopening. The hearing is set for 2 P-M.