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For Immediate Release: 08/01/2012
CONTACT: MassDOT Press Office
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MassDOT Announces New Number for RMV Customer Service

 

857-DOT-8000 live as of August 1, 2012

Boston (Wednesday, August 1, 2012) — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced a new telephone number for Registry of Motor Vehicles business and transactions, 857-DOT-8000/857-368-8000.

The number is live today and serves the RMV’s Call Center which answers, based on 2011 call volumes, an average of 45,000 calls each month.

“The Call Center is one part of our customer-service oriented operation and serves a population accustomed to receiving assistance and performing transactions with a helpful voice on the other end of the line,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian.

Over the next year, customers will become familiar with the 857-DOT area code and exchange as MassDOT offices across the Commonwealth transition to the new number. The telephone transition will result in annual phone bill and maintenance savings of approximately $422,000.

“Transportation Reform continues with 857-DOT,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “We are replacing the antiqued and redundant telecom systems of the RMV, Turnpike, MassHighway and Executive Office of Transportation to realize significant savings and improve customer service.”

The RMV’s new telephone number, 857-DOT-8000 is being advertised inside Registry branches, on the MBTA system and through the Highway Division’s digital billboard PSA program throughout the month of August.

The RMV reminds customers that there are two dozen transactions that may be performed online at mass.gov/RMV.

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