After computer meltdown, DMV promises normal Thursday

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – After a two-day computer crash that had thousands of frustrated Connecticut Drivers stomping back home, The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is promising a normal day at the DMV on Thursday.  The two-day computer meltdown is just the latest in a long line of embarrassments and frustrations for the DMV, that has had angry customers fuming in long lines since a major computer upgrade last summer.  The state recently parted ways with the company hired to implement the upgrade, 3M.

“We have stabilized the system and we have our troubleshooters ensuring we have an ongoing process to continue reviews of the system,” said DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra. “I want to thank our customers for their patience during this time.”

Anyone whose license or registration expired Sunday through Wednesday has been given until Thursday at midnight to get their paperwork up to date.

Bzdyra was named DMV Commissioner in March, after the former head of the DMV Andres Ayala resigned because of the computer upgrade debacle.  Shortly after his nomination, Bzdrya was forced to admit that he did not have the master’s degree in Public Affairs from UCONN that he claimed he had on his resume.



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