Victory was measured by Stephanie Montanez of Hoboken by a set of shiny new license plates she possessed after leaving the state Motor Vehicle Commission agency on Summit Avenue in Jersey City.
That transaction cost her more than four hours in time.
“I was expecting much worse,” Montanez said, who said she arrived at 5:30 a.m., Friday. The line extended down the block and around the corner when she joined it.
“I’m just so excited it went so well,” Montanez said, leaving the agency before 10 a.m. She gave the employees good grades for their work, once she was inside.
Friday marked a week since Governor Phil Murphy signed two laws designed to get people out of agency lines and allow them to do business on the MVC website instead.
Those new laws moved more driver’s license renewals online by allowing drivers to reuse their photos for two online renewals.