EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Transportation officials say they want to modernize the registry by having fewer offices.
A MassDOT proposal, sent to 22News, was presented to the Board of Directors last Wednesday. The analysis proposes regional offices in 12 locations across the state. Western Massachusetts would lose branches in Easthampton and Chicopee. And regional offices will be located in Springfield and Pittsfield. Drivers say the push aims to get more people online.
Roger Roy of Easthampton told 22News, "I don't go very often. I think it would be to renew my license would be the only time. I don't remember the last time I went. I use the computer; I go online to renew my registration."
A Mass DOT Spokeswoman told 22News this concept is still years away from reality. In the past year, the Registry of Motor Vehicles collected over $1.2 billion in revenue.