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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Solutions to long lines for drive exams

  • Committee to hear results aimed at reducing long lines for driver exams.
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  • Those hoping to avoid long lines at Oklahoma’s driver examination stations may soon have their wish, according to testimony that will be provided at an Oklahoma House of Representatives committee hearing Thursday.
     
    Members of the Government Modernization Committee will study the ongoing implementation of the Department of Public Safety’s Inline-Online reservation system. A DPS pilot program already makes the Web-based system available at certain location throughout the state. When completely implemented Inline-Online will provide Oklahoma residents with a robust online interface to DPS unlike that provided anywhere else in the nation.
     
    The committee will also review the latests cost savings estimates from central purchasing system reforms, agency consolidation and the state’s information technology consolidation. It will analyze the ongoing implementation of recent transparency proposals, consider the state auditor’s recently completed audit of the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing and monitor the progress of the state’s omnibus fiber sharing agreement between higher education entities and the state.
     
    The hearing will start at 9 a.m. in room 432A of the Oklahoma State Capitol building. The meeting can be listened to live by selecting 432A at http://www.okhouse.gov/Video/MeetingRoomAudio.aspx. Archived committee audio will be distributed tomorrow afternoon.
     
     
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