Registry of Motor Vehicles News

Massachusetts Hearing into RMV Lapses Exposed by Deadly Crash Resumes

Massachusetts lawmakers will again attempt to hold a hearing into lapses at the state motor vehicle department exposed by a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation will reconvene its hearing into the Registry …

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Rental, Voter, Climate Bills as Deadline Looms

The Massachusetts Legislature gave final approval Monday to a bill that would tax and regulate short-term rentals, including those offered by Airbnb and other online platforms. After weeks of negotiations, House and Senate lawmakers reached agreement on the compromise bill …

Massachusetts Rail System Addressing Engineers With Bad Driving Records

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps ensure that commuter rail engineers with poor personal driving records aren’t putting passengers’ safety at risk. The Boston Globe reports the Republican governor notified the Federal Railroad Administration this week that commuter rail …

New Vehicle Inspection System in Massachusetts Hits Bumps

October did not start out as a good month to get your car inspected in Massachusetts. Despite promises of a smooth transition, many local mechanics have been unable to perform auto inspections since the state’s system switchover Oct. 1. “I’m …

Massachusetts Man Arrested for Allegedly Running Motor Vehicle Theft Scheme

An Avon, Mass., man has been arrested and arraigned in connection with allegedly running a major motor vehicle theft scheme. Authorities arrested Jose Sostre on Tuesday in Avon. Following his arrest, Sostre was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on charges …