The first of six new Texas driver's license centers will open Tuesday in Pflugerville.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday at the Department of Public Safety Driver's License Mega Center on East Wells Branch Parkway.
DPS says the Austin-area Center is expected to handle about 700 customers daily. The upgraded system will let customers reserve spots in line and use technology to do more services online. Walk-in customers will use self-service kiosks to make appointments.
"DPS is using that state funding to open multiple mega centers, hire 266 new employees and purchase equipment and technology to improve customer service and efficiency of the state driver's license system," said Cynthia Leonna, Chairman of the Texas Public Safety Commission.
The 2011 Texas legislature provided $63 million for six high-tech DPS centers. Two will be located in the Houston area, two are meant for Dallas-Fort Worth and one will be built in the San Antonio area. All should open by the end of 2013.