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For Immediate Release: 08/28/2014
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office: 857-368-8500

Registrar to Introduce Public to New Boston RMV Branch

Annual low number plate lottery set for September 10 at new ‘Haymarket Center’

BOSTONThursday, August 28, 2014 Today, MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced the annual low number license plate lottery drawing will be held on September 10 at the RMV’s soon-to-open branch at 136 Blackstone Street in Boston.

“As we move our operations to a new Boston neighborhood next month, we are offering the public the opportunity to attend the plate drawing and get a sneak-peek at our new branch, Haymarket Center,” said Registrar Blue.

The Boston RMV has been located on Washington Street in the Chinatown neighborhood since 1998. Haymarket Center, a MassDOT-owned spaced, is fully accessible and located adjacent to the MBTA’s Haymarket Station serving the Green and Orange subway lines and 10 bus routes. Haymarket Center is currently scheduled to open for business on Monday, September 15.

The new branch space features a dedicated E-ZPass Service Customer Center, enhanced privacy during customer transactions and hearings, and consolidated licensing and registration counters to better serve customers and improve efficiency. The Boston Public Market is to be located on the first floor and the RMV will occupy the second and third floors.

The low number license plate lottery will be held from 4:30pm to 6pm on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the public is welcome. More than 6,600 applications were received. The number ‘351’ is included in the drawing this year; it is the number of cities and towns within the Commonwealth. 

In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state’s various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the “Where’s My Bus and Train?” apps and “Fast 14” work.  For more information, visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot  blog: http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/, or follow MassDOT on twitter at https://twitter.com/MassDOT   and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.

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