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You may have seen media coverage the past couple of days around the state regarding the plan to stop issuing vehicle inspection stickers and transition to a single-sticker vehicle inspection and registration system next year.
On Monday, I testified before the Senate Transportation Committee, and the single-sticker program was one of the issues the committee asked me to address. Based my testimony, the Houston Chronicle published a story about the program that prompted a flood of additional media interest.
On Tuesday, more than 20 news organizations contacted the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) requesting information and interviews about the single-sticker plan. I asked staff from our Government and Strategic Communications Division to answer these inquiries and provide information based on what is posted on the TxDMV internet page as well as my Senate testimony.
The TxDMV’s Enterprise Project Management Office has been assigned to oversee the single-sticker project with sub project managers from the Government and Strategic Communications, Vehicle Titles and Registration, Information Technology, and Motor Carrier Divisions. This is a major agency effort as it will affect every single vehicle owner as well as key stakeholders including the counties, auto dealers, motor carriers, and more.
We are planning a comprehensive public education and outreach campaign called “Two Steps, One Sticker” later this year and early next year regarding this new process. This is a coordinated effort among the TxDMV, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The agencies are currently working to finalize the implementation details of the program and how it will impact all motorists.
I know that a number of you have provided insight and feedback on this project to your Regional Service Center managers, and I encourage you to continue to do so. We appreciate your input and partnership on this effort and look forward to a successful implementation through our combined efforts.
Whitney Brewster, Executive Director
Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
If you have any comments or suggestions concerning this Vehicle Titles and Registration communication process, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.