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Sacco Encouraged By MVC Reform Recommendations

TRENTON – Senator Nicholas Sacco, the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, today said he was encouraged by preliminary reports concerning recommended service improvements at Motor Vehicle Commission agencies in New Jersey.

“From what I hear – so far, so good,” said Senator Sacco, D-Hudson and Bergen. “I just don’t want drivers hit with higher fees down the road to make the reforms a reality.”

Senator Sacco said he would oppose higher fees on drivers, but favors the MVC report’s plan to allow the agency to keep the more than $150 million in motor vehicle fees that currently gets turned over to the general treasury.

“The MVC deserves the funds it already raises to keep improving services for New Jersey drivers,” Senator Sacco said. “The MVC shouldn’t be a cash cow for the rest of the State budget.”

Senator Sacco said he looked forward to a comprehensive review of all 43 recommendations in the report released today.

“The pressure has to be kept up for improved customer services at the agencies, especially for seniors who have to rely on the walk-up windows,” Senator Sacco said.