Some people who went to get their cars inspected today report they couldn't because of problems with a new state inspection system.
MassDOT says it's no biggie, that there were only scattered problems due to the service stations' lack of training, but one increasingly frustrated motorist begs to differ.
Hope Haff reports:
I was unable to renew my overdue vehicle inspection sticker today in either Boston or Brookline. An inspection station employee explained that yet another new system was put in place, and it is malfunctioning.
The Fat White Guy adds:
Three dif locations unable to perform inspections, told new systems can't connect.
[RMV] reports new system working, stations trained. A few needed help with new computer system printing stickers. Assisted.
To which Haff replies:
I visited Shimon's Service Station, Harvard Ave., Brookline, and the gas station next to the Connolly library, both today before 10:30 am. Both reported that "the system closed us out" and that the troubleshooting number had a busy signal for over 2 hours.
At 12:45 pm I tried to get my inspection sticker through Arborway Auto Service, 204 South Street. They tried. No luck. They believe that the system is malfunctioning statewide. It is really irresponsible of the DMV not to announce the malfuntion , so that people don't take off work and fruitlessly visit inspection stations.