|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||July 13, 2011|
|NEWS FROM: Director's Office||11-013|
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the newest self-service “DMV in a Box” kiosk in Las Vegas are set for tomorrow, Thursday, July 14. The Albertsons store at 4850 W. Craig Rd., just west of Decatur, is the first supermarket in southern Nevada to host a DMV kiosk.
The ceremony at 11 a.m. will feature Nevada State Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson, Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and officials from Albertsons and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
“Albertsons is thrilled to be able to add another new and convenient service for our customers at our Craig Road and Decatur store,” emphasized Sue Klug, president of Albertsons Southern California Division. “The opportunity to be able to shop, bank, purchase some stamps or bus passes and now renew a car registration really makes this Albertsons a one-stop shop.”
"The Legislature is extremely happy to support the DMV in this program," said Atkinson, chairman of the Commerce and Labor committee. "The kiosks are a prime example of state government bringing better services to the citizens while cutting costs at the same time."
“This is just the beginning of the state's efforts to bring our services closer to the people," said Kirkpatrick, chairman of the Assembly Government Affairs committee. "DMV kiosks like this one are going to become much more commonplace thanks to legislation passed in the last session."
The 2011 Nevada Legislature passed Senate Bill 441, which will make the kiosk program self-funded. In the coming years, the department will deploy up to 80 new kiosks throughout the state with no up-front costs to the taxpayer. The new machines will have many additional services such as driver's license and ID card renewals.
"The Albertsons kiosk is just one more step in our plan to bring the DMV into neighborhoods, employment centers and campuses across Nevada," said DMV Director Bruce Breslow. "Thanks to the Legislature, ‘DMV in a Box’ could become as commonplace as bank ATM machines."
The kiosks can process registration renewals, print out drive records and reinstate registrations that have been suspended because of an insurance lapse. They are located at all southern Nevada DMV offices and at five AAA offices in the Las Vegas valley. Earlier this year, the department placed new kiosks at two supermarkets in northern Nevada and at the Fernley City Hall.
DMV customers completed 450,358 transactions at kiosks during fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30th. These are customers who otherwise would have waited in line to be served by a technician. The total number of transactions completed by the DMV website, kiosk and other alternate technology topped 1.3 million in the same period.
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