Elorza announces Providence driver’s license restoration program

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is seen at a press conference, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a new Providence driver’s license restoration program Wednesday.

The new program will allow those who have had their license revoked take the proper steps towards getting it back.

“Being able to drive is critical to so many people in our city, whether it’s getting a job, taking kids to childcare, or just accessing food and other essential items,” Elorza said.

OpenDoors and the Amos House will help participants in the program with financial aid for fines and reinstatement fees.

“We can, and should, help our residents get back on their feet, especially when the city has played a role in imposing fines and fees inequitably,” the mayor added.

The funding for the program comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Anyone looking for more information regarding applying for the mayor’s new program should click here.

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