1 Jan

New Vermont DMV service offers online IFTA/IRP for truckers

first_imgccess Real Time Permits with New Online IFTA/IRP Service at Vermont.govMONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles today announces the availability of real-time permits with the release of a new online permitting service for International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plans (IRP). Available at https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/irp/(link is external) the new online service is an upgrade to the previous paper- and fax-based service.‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The IFTA/IRP service allows out-of-state truckers and others to purchase 72-hour permits to travel through Vermont and pay apportionable fees, and is now accessible via the Internet 24 hours a day. The new service allows fleet drivers and companies to apply for permits, pay by credit card, and receive copies of new permits immediately.‘The new IRP and IFTA services are yet another way that the State of Vermont and the Department of Motor Vehicles in particular are answering the call for better e-government service,’ said Commissioner Robert Ide. ‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The service provides quicker turnaround times and lowers costs, significantly reducing the department’s costs related to handling these requests. The new online service also provides a comprehensive management tool to help administer the permitting process.Built for the Department of Motor Vehicles at no cost to Vermont taxpayers through a unique public-private partnership with Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the new IRP-IFTA service is the latest in a suite of services launched by the DMV. Additional online services built by VIC include DMV Express (https://secure.vermont.gov/dmv/express(link is external)), Online License Reinstatements, and the Municipal Highways & Bridges Weight Limits service.About Vermont.govVermont.gov (http://www.Vermont.gov(link is external)) is the official Web portal of the State of Vermont. Vermont.gov is managed through a public-private partnership between the State of Vermont and Vermont Information Consortium, the Montpelier-based official eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).About NICNIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com(link is external). Soruce: MONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. 12.3.2010last_img read more

19 Oct

Trudeau says Canada-US border won’t reopen for ‘many weeks’

first_imgBut the two Canadian provinces most affected, Quebec and Ontario, border New York state — the epicenter of the US outbreak.Some Can$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) worth of goods and more than 400,000 people crossed the border each day on average, prior to the pandemic.Trump had said on Wednesday that the border with Canada would be “one of the early borders to be released.””Our relationship with Canada is very good — we’ll talk about that,” the US leader said. “Canada’s doing well, we’re doing well — so we’ll see, but at some point, we will be doing that.”Trump said the US would be “keeping very strong borders” with nations that had high infection rates. Topics : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that his country’s border with the United States would not fully reopen for at least several weeks, rejecting US President Donald’s Trump overtures to do so sooner.The border — the world’s longest international frontier at 8,900 kilometers (5,500 miles) — was shut to all non-essential travelers on both sides on March 21 in response to the coronavirus crisis. Cross-border trade has continued.”We are having ongoing discussions on border issues, on supply chains with the United States all the time,” Trudeau told reporters at his daily briefing.center_img But “the reality is that it will still be many weeks” before “we can talk about relaxing the restrictions on our borders,” he said.We “must protect our citizens, as every country does,” Trudeau added. “Most countries in the world have restricted travel, and Canada and the United States are no exception.”Trudeau’s deputy and point person on US relations, Chrystia Freeland, added that Ottawa will only ease border restrictions “when it is not a risk to the health and safety of Canadians.”Canada’s population is about nine times smaller than that of the United States. So far, the US has recorded more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, while Canada’s death toll is roughly 1,200.last_img read more

19 Oct

PREMIUMFears of repression as police move to repurpose civil security apparatus

first_imgpolicy community-development pam-swakarsa National-Police satpam satkamling YLBHI Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebook Google The National Police recently moved to regulate the civil security apparatus by issuing National Police Chief Regulation No. 4/2020 on private security (Pam Swakarsa), which critics decry for creating the potential for abuse of power and repression.National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis signed the regulation last month, stipulating that civilian security actors such as private security guards (Satpam) and members of the community watch (Satkamling) can be called upon to help the police maintain security and public order.They are not to be confused with the homonymous paramilitary groups that operated in the last years of the New Order.Private security guards, who previously wore white uniforms for day shifts and navy blue uniforms for night shifts, will also be required to wear brown uniforms with rank badges, bringing them more in line with police officers.According to the… Topics : Linkedinlast_img read more