MNLARS Replacement Announced
Jennifer Lewerenz | Aug 8, 2019 AT 1:33 pm
(KNSI) - The State of Minnesota announced today that they have officially selected a replacement for the scrapped Minnesota State Licensing and Registration System known as MNLARS.
The company, called Fast Enterprises was the only one who responded to a request for proposals in June.
They are responsible for implementing vehicle title and registration programs in 11 other states.
This is also the same company that is contracted to the state to issue REAL ID compliant cards.
The five year contract for the licensing and registration system comes at a cost to the state of $33.8 million dollars, which is $2 million less than anticipated.
In a statement from Governor Tim Walz, he says,
“I am thrilled to be working with Fast Enterprises to produce a licensing software solution that works for Minnesota. “This contract is the product of a bipartisan process with a simple goal: make sure Minnesotans can get their vehicle titles, license plates, and tabs on time and error-free. Not only will this solution produce more efficient results, but this process has also laid a foundation for us to move forward on other critical issues facing our state.”
The project will be completed in two phases and should not disrupt current operations.
MNLARS was scrapped earlier this year after ten years and more than $110 million dollars was spent trying to fix it.