Wait times at the DMV office in Reno had been 45 minutes on average. But in January they jumped to more than 80 minutes. Some customers say they’ve waited for three hours.
The reasons for the delays in service include new driver authorization cards for illegal immigrants, new applications for licenses that are good for eight years instead of four, and new medical requirements for commercial drivers.
To address increased wait times, the Nevada DMV’s David Fierro says, starting in March, the Reno office will test a telephone system that will notify people when their appointment is about to come up.
“And so the whole time they are waiting they won’t have to be at the office and the system will then communicate with them and let them know when they have to come in because their number is about to come up,” explains Fierro.
Fierro says a similar system has been used in amusement parks and the medical industry and is now being applied to DMVs nationwide.
If the system works in Reno, it will be rolled out across Nevada.
The Reno City Council has eliminated permit fees for artists, allowing them to perform and sell merchandise in public places and at special events.
(AP) -- A Reno-based nonprofit organization plans to grow hops in Nevada's high desert climate.
UPDATE: In a 6-to-1 vote, City Council approved the proposed Catalyst Fund Reimbursement Agreement between the City of Reno, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Garlock Printing.
The first life-sized skeletal replica of ancient fish-lizard has been installed in a Reno museum. The Discovery Museum in Reno is the new permanent home of the first-known skeletal replica of an ancient fish-like lizard.
The filing period for the race for Mayor in Reno officially opened Monday. More candidates than expected are already in the race.