ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is test driving a proposal to keep some Department of Motor Vehicles offices open in the evenings and on Saturdays, which could reduce hectic lunch hours spent waiting in a DMV line.
The state's tentative budget would amend the Vehicle and Traffic Law to allow the DMV to open on Saturdays as a convenience for New Yorkers.
The Cuomo administration plans to choose some DMV offices for the pilot program. If it works in selected counties, the longer hours could be extended to other offices statewide.
The new DMV program will also include self-serve kiosks for transactions without waiting in line. New Yorkers will also be able to use their smart phone to reserve a place in line before they go to the DMV office.
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Members of the community of the Riverdale section of the Bronx gathered above the site of the crash of a metro-north train to pray for the injured and the dead. Four passengers were killed and more than 60 injured when the commuter train heading to Manhattan from Poughkeepsie derailed Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
Commuters who rely on Metro-North trains to get to and from New York City will need to make adjustments to their regular travel plans. Expect reduced service on the Hudson Line between Poughkeepsie and Yonkers following Sunday's deadly train derailment in the Bronx.