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Maintenance will disrupt CESCO services systems

The CESCO’ system must be optimized and operating at capacity starting Sunday, January 28.

By The Star Staff

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP) reported that the Puerto Rico Innovation and Technology Service (PRITS) will carry out scheduled maintenance on motor vehicle information systems from Friday, January 26, until Sunday, January 28.

“This exercise involves an interruption of services for a brief period at CESCO Digital and in-person services at CESCOs, on the weekend, which is why we have issued Resolution 2024-05 that extends the period to carry out these government procedures for fifteen days. additional,” reported the secretary of the DTOP, Eileen Vélez Vega.

Among the services offered by the Driver Services Office (DISCO in Spanish) is the renewal of driver’s licenses in all categories, identification cards, permits in the form of removable signs to park in areas designated for people with disabilities, and filing in DTOP of individual vehicle transfer documents. Also, exemption permits for tinting the windows of motor vehicles and any other procedure whose expiration date is between January 26 and 31, 2024.

Law 151 of June 22, 2004, as amended, Puerto Rico Digital State Act (“Law 151”) empowers PRITS to develop and maintain, directly or through contract, an infrastructure capable of meeting the technological needs of the Government and allowing the adequate offering of services and information to citizens.

For his part, the executive director of PRITS, Antonio Ramos Guardiola, explained that “starting at 7:00 pm this coming Friday, January 26, we will be carrying out a migration process to the system cloud and updating the database. data, with more than 15 TB of data, to modern versions and under manufacturer support. This exercise is necessary to optimize the David+ system and leave behind obsolete software and operating systems.”

According to Ramos Guardiola, this process will allow us to “strengthen our infrastructure and mitigate critical risks that could impact the operation of one of the most important information systems in Puerto Rico. The migration process is being handled in an orderly manner and we have taken all measures to ensure continuity of service after its conclusion. The system must be optimized and operating at capacity starting Sunday, January 28.”

It was also reported that the facilities of the Driver Service Centers (CESCO) will offer services on Friday, January 26 until 4:00 in the afternoon and will remain closed on Saturday, January 27, 2024. All CESCO offices. They will resume services on Monday, January 29, 2024 during regular hours.

“We urge citizens to inform themselves and schedule their appointments on alternate dates, be attentive to the rescheduling of appointments already made and to comply with the grace period established by the Resolution,” said engineer Vélez Vega.

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