Momentum is building for the Division of Motor Vehicles Modernization project as it enters its first full year of a phased implementation in 2007. The goal, over the coming year, explains DMV Modernization Project Administrator Shannon Barnes, is to stabilize critical infrastructures and implement needed stand-alone solutions.
During the coming year, a number of important steps are planned for the project that is expected to take about six years to complete. Among the Phase 1 projects planned in 2007-08 are:
ITD is securing grants from several sources to help fund the initial phase of DMV Modernization and will continue to look for prospective funding sources for the remaining phases.
Barnes recently presented the phased modernization plan to ITD staff and the transportation board.
The second phase of DMV Modernization tentatively is scheduled to begin in 2008 and will include procurement and implementation of document management, upgrades to workstations at Headquarters and Ports of Entry facilities, implementation and integration of core DMV solutions and implementation of central-issued driver’s licenses.
ITD’s ambitious program of upgrading and modernizing DMV service delivery statewide will continue with at least two other phases, one tentatively scheduled to begin in late 2008 that likely will continue to mid-2011, and one that will begin in mid-2010 and culminate in about 2013.
All four phases are projected to cost between $33.5 and $40.7 million, Barnes said. The project costs are based on estimates by IBM, a contractor charged with identifying the most appropriate hardware and software solutions and recommending an implementation strategy.