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The head of the state Department of Motor Vehicles has testified before the legislature's Transportation Committee about steps the agency has taken to reduce wait times.  Commissioner Michael Bzdyra says a huge and important project on the horizon is replacing AAA Northeast locations which are no longer offering DMV services in Fairfield and New Haven counties.  The office in Danbury and elsewhere ended services in January 2017 after they couldn't reach an operating agreement with the DMV.  The franchise wanted to only serve its members and not the general public.  The DMV will provide workstations, telecommunications and supplies for a new vendor. Under state law, the contractor can charge no more than $5 per transaction.