NJ drivers persist at MVC offices as wait times improve only slightly

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WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Three days into the reopening of Motor Vehicle Commission offices in New Jersey, it seems wait times to get in are getting shorter — but not by much.

At the West Deptford location, just off I-295, lines were half-way around the block-long building. On Tuesday, they wrapped around the building and then some.

Lucky McDonald, an Uber driver from Cherry Hill, is in need of a license renewal and more. It that “more” that stops him from taking the online option Gov. Phil Murphy has suggested to help ease the crush of customers at MVC offices across the state.

But there are still issues, including limits on what services are available at each office. That action was taken before the pandemic to reduce crowds expected with an October deadline for REAL ID drivers’ licenses — a deadline since postponed for a year because of the pandemic.

“Instead of just worrying about cases every day and how many people died and how many more there are, he needs to worry about fixing some things in this state,” she said, “because he’ll be up for election, and I think people are going to remember about all this.”