Kansas on track to launch delayed driver’s license system

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials with the Kansas Department of Revenue say a driver’s license computer program rife with delays and complications is on track to launch next month.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the second phase of the department’s computer system replacement is expected to go live Jan. 2. The program will replace part of a decades-old system used to issue drivers’ licenses, identification cards and commercial licenses, and process motor vehicle titles and registrations.

The project was supposed to replace the old systems in 2011 and 2012. But the first phase replacing the title and registration system launched nearly a year late. The second phase of the system that issues licenses still isn’t online nearly six years after its initial targeted launch date.

State auditors will release another review of the program next week.

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