MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The man who ran the state’s computer system for vehicle licensing has been fired.

Drivers have had long wait times for car tabs and titles ever since the new $93 million computer system went online last summer.

The Department of Public Safety says it needs another $43 million to fix the problems.

Four months ago, the department’s chief business technology officer, Paul Meekin, was put on leave. Now he’s been fired.

Meekin says the success of a government project is never just one person’s responsibility.

Comments (2)
  1. DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!! They destroyed our health care with MNSURE. They destroyed our motor vehicle licensing too. There’s nothing a Democrat cannot destroy and make life miserable. And you morons continue to vote for Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken, etc etc etc.

  2. Meekin should have been fired long ago. An IT exec who buys off on a build not buy solution for a licensing system is not fiscally responsible. The Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services is not unique. 49 other States do the same thing and there are software packages and systems that are available for far less than the self built system that was implemented. The loss of productivity and the cost to fix bad code and logistics far outweighs the costs to buy and maintain packaged software.

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