FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The doors have been open about a month, but some celebration was in order for the new branch of the registry of motor vehicles.
Tuesday morning, elected officials, including Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, joined in a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the branch, housed on the first floor of the Sagamore Mill on North Main Street.
The previous office, near Plymouth Avenue and Pleasant Street, served about eight hundred people a day, and was about half the size of the new facility, which opened Jan. 4. The registry’s officials are hoping the new office increases efficiency and decreases wait times — including a new queuing system that the registry has been adopting: a “Ready to Go” line including customers who have simple transactions prepared, and an Orange line for those needing more assistance.