As part of a massive statewide restructuring, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, which was part of the Executive Office of Transportation, has now been made part of the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation. This new agency comprises the Mass. RMV as well as the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, MBTA, and Mass. Highway Department.
The new state agency, referred to as Mass DOT, is supposed to save millions and be transparent and responsive. Secretary of Transportation Jeffery Mullen was named the head of the new unified transportation agency, which will also have a 5 member Board of Directors.
The transfer of the Registry of Motor Vehicles to MassDOT should have little impact on those seeking hardship licenses or license reinstatements. The same laws and procedures, and requirements will apply.