The following notice came to legislators today:
As part of Governor Deval Patrick’s reform plan to make transportation agencies more accountable to commuters, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is reinstating courtesy notices for driver’s license and MA ID renewals that were discontinued last December. The RMV partnered with a private Massachusetts electronic messaging firm to develop a secure notification service at no cost to the taxpayer that will alert customers a month before their license expires by email, phone or text message.
The RMV Reminder Service powered by Sendza, Inc. and sponsored by Massachusetts businesses, will be free of charge to customers while using innovative technology that protects a person’s most important identity document against fraud and abuse. In developing this reminder service, the RMV also built an IT infrastructure that can be expanded in the future to other registry services including registration and vehicle inspection renewals.
Please see the announcement at the following link: http://www.mass.gov/rmv/rmvnews/2009/100709reminderservice.htm
This is an important improvement in RMV service. Many of you had called for this and, in turn, I and other legislators had urged it on the RMV.