December 21, 2014

Task force will examine DMV

A task force will be investigating how to create a modernized DMV in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback announced during a press conference in Olathe Friday.

Long lines plagued DMV offices last spring after a new computer system for tag renewals …

$2 fee increase proposed to cover shortfall at DMV

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners expressed frustration last week over ongoing motor vehicle registration problems associated with a new computer system launched by the state in May.
Although Tom Franzen, county treasurer, said wait times have improved over the …

Problems continue to plague DMV

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners expressed frustration Sept. 6 over ongoing motor vehicle registration problems associated with a new computer system implemented by the state last May.
Although Tom Franzen, county treasurer, said wait times have improved over the …

Commissioner calls on governor to address DMV registration ‘fiasco’

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioner Jim Allen, 2nd District, wants Gov. Sam Brownback to take ownership of the state’s failed motor vehicle computer registration upgrade.
Allen said during the commission’s July 5 meeting that Johnson County deserves better service …

New DMV system shuts down

Mark Taylor

mtaylor@gardnernews.com

Tom Franzen, Johnson County treasurer, confirmed to The Gardner News that the controversial new state motor vehicle computer system shut down on June 29.

Franzen said it was the second malfunction in as many days. The system …

Renewal grace period extended to July 13

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Vehicles has asked law enforcement to extend a two-week grace period for drivers with tags expiring June 30.
The grace period will extend to July 13 and will apply to those …

DMV to add 17 positions

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County is backfilling nine vacant positions in the Motor Vehicles Department.
Eight of nine of those positions were eliminated earlier this year as part of the county’s early retirement incentive program.
The county is also adding …

Total preparation has no place at DMV

The old saying that, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes” is correct but still incomplete.

I’d add “the pain of dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles” to that short list.
Last week I decided to finally get a …

Satan works for the DMV

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Had Dante Alighieri written the Divine Comedy today rather than in the 1300s, the circles of hell for the worst offenders probably would closely resemble the Department of Motor Vehicles.
I sold a car and purchased a …