SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Back in May, the 22News I-Team told you about the state terminating the contract of a proposed Registry of Motor Vehicle on Martone Place in Springfield. Now the state is requesting new proposals.
Registrar Erin Deveney told the I-Team they are accepting bids in Springfield, West Springfield, and Chicopee to replace the current Springfield R.M.V. They’re looking for a larger building with more parking.
The state wants it to open by the end of 2016. However, the state owns this current Springfield R.M.V., so a new registry will cost us the taxpayers more money.
According to Deveney, “This location we have currently is very cost effective for us, but what’s really important is that we get a better facility that’s more modern and more comfortable for our customer service experience.”
The bids are sealed so the state won’t know how many bids they receive until January 21st.
In the meantime, Deveney said the lines will be shorter at the Springfield R.M.V. The registry will undergo some changes in the next month. MassDOT plans to have 90 percent of their customers served in 30 minutes and 100% within an hour.