State vehicle registration system working again, officials say

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Texas’ vehicle registration system was functioning normally on Tuesday, a day after the system shut down statewide.

“The system’s up and running today,” said Adam Shaivitz, a Texas Department of Motor Vehicles spokesman.

For most of Monday, motorists with expiring stickers got an unwelcome surprise across the state when they were turned away from vehicle registration desks.But state officials said the network problem was resolved late Monday afternoon.

The agency has had numerous problems with its computer system, which dates to the 1980s. But Deloitte Consulting LLP has been hired on a three-year contract with two one-year renewal options to overhaul and modernize the system, which holds nearly 100 million current and archived vehicle records. — Gordon Dickson

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