Patrick Administration Opens New RMV Branch in Braintree
Mobility Compact Drives Savings in Relocating Office from Quincy
(Braintree, MA) - Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today joined state legislators and Braintree municipal leaders to officially open the newest RMV branch in Braintree, cutting the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility that boasts modern conveniences for customers south of Boston. The 8,000 square foot office space replaces the RMV branch in Quincy which closed last Friday.
"Our crews clocked over 300 hours in two days dismantling the Quincy office so that we could open our doors in Braintree today and offer our customers full service," said Registrar Kaprielian. "Because of the Patrick Administration's Mobility Compact, which promotes efficiencies and best practices between transportation agencies, we saved tens of thousands of dollars on the move."
The Quincy RMV is the third busiest branch in the agency, servicing more than 20 thousand customers in June. The new location in Braintree was chosen because of its easy accessibility. The building, located at 10 Plain Street, is less than a mile from the Braintree T-station and Route 3 and offers parking for more than 500 vehicles.
"A new RMV office with plenty of parking is good news for my constituents," said Senator Michael W. Morrissey, (D-Quincy). "The Braintree office is just four miles from the old downtown Quincy building and I'm hoping the technological upgrades will translate into a more efficient operation and shorter lines."
Representative Joseph R. Driscoll, (D-Braintree) said, "Having access to a registry office at this location affords my constituents the ultimate in convenience. It also serves as an economic magnet for other RMV customers who we hope will see and visit the town's shops and restaurants while they are here."
"We welcome the opportunity to host the RMV, its employees and its many visitors. I applaud Governor Patrick and Registrar Kaprielian for choosing to invest in Braintree," said Braintree Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan.
All 15 full and part-time employees in Quincy have moved to the new branch which features improved accessibility for disabled customers and employees as well as dual work stations which give clerks greater flexibility in meeting shifting demands for licenses or registrations.
Under the Mobility Compact, the RMV was able to use moving crews from other transportation agencies instead of a private vendor and all branch and highway signage was produced by Mass Highway for an estimated savings of $15,000.
The Braintree branch will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Customers can view current wait times for Braintree and all 34 branches at www.massrmv.com.