City and U.S. military look to open DMV on Navy grounds
A new joint effort between the city and the U.S. military could free up the line at the Pearlridge Satellite Office if approved.
The U.S. Navy is providing space for the city to open a new DMV office that will use spare equipment and have two or three DMV employees.
"It was essentially vacant. It was already a window and it took very little to buff the outside and inside," said Capt. Jeff Jones of the U.S. Navy. "It's ready to go. It's basically a turn key operation."
The office will be accessible to active duty retirees and Department of Defense civilians.
"The rest of us will see the lines diminish. We will see the length of the process get even faster because it won't take as much time," said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
The arrangement still needs formal city council approval, but officials are hopeful the pilot project will be up and running at the end of the month.
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