SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California lawmakers are seeking answers from the Department of Motor Vehicles about hours-long wait times that have prompted public outcry.
Assemblyman Phil Ting says the line at a San Francisco DMV office he visited last month snaked around the block. He says it looked more like a queue for rock concert tickets than for people trying to renew their licenses.
Ting will lead a hearing Tuesday to question DMV officials about what they are doing to reduce wait times.
Lawmakers have given the department millions of dollars in additional funding to accommodate higher demand as Californians update their licenses to comply with federally mandated security upgrades known as Real ID.
On Wednesday a separate legislative committee will review a request to audit the department’s handling of Real ID changes.
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