DMV launches partnership with Virginia Union University

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - DMV mobile customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, made its debut at Virginia Union University on Tuesday, November 29, offering another convenient method for college students and university faculty and staff to do their DMV business.

DMV held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new partnership.  A number of local dignitaries including Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Senator Henry Marsh, Delegate Jennifer McClellan, Delegate Betsy Carr, City Council President Kathy Graziano and VUU President Dr. Claude Perkins attended the ribbon-cutting event and delivered remarks.

"We're proud to launch this convenient service for Virginia Union students, faculty and staff," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Our goal with this program is to bring DMV services directly to today's busy Virginians at locations convenient to them. The mobile offices serve as community connection tools, and provide added value for the places they visit, such as Virginia Union."

The handicapped-accessible full service provides all DMV transactions including driver's licenses and ID cards, disabled parking placards, vehicle titles, license plates and decals. In addition, if Virginians have recently moved, which is often the case in a college community, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record, and also update their voter registration address and organ donor status. Customers can search for other state services through a wireless Virginia Internet portal.

DMV 2 Go is equipped with the latest wireless technology to accomplish the needed connection to DMV's computer systems. The wireless capability allows the units to provide secure service at virtually any location.

DMV staff served more than 100 students, faculty and staff conducting about 60 transactions and answering questions for several dozen students.

Senator Henry Marsh, a graduate of VUU, praised DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb for this outstanding outreach effort.  Delegate Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Betsy Carr both highlighted the unique effort of government services delivered remotely to help college students.  Mayor Dwight Jones, also a VUU graduate, renewed his registration and got a replacement driver's license for his tattered one after the ceremony.  "I'm a busy man, and it was great to knock several things off my long to-do list at once," said Mayor Jones.

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