HOUSTON -- Getting your driver's license is now going to be a little easier. At least, that's what the Texas Department of Public Safety is hoping by opening its new Driver's License Mega Centers.
George Butler showed up at the new facility in Spring and said, "This is just amazing.”
Butler was referring to the old Albertson's grocery store that's been transformed into a state driver's license facility.
Clerks are expected to process 700 people a day. That's more than twice the number being handled at some of the older facilities.
Richard Valenti said he was used to waiting in “very long lines.”
It only took him a short while to get his license at the newly opened DPS Megacenter Thursday afternoon.
State Trooper Richard Standifar said, "Things are changing here." He said rows of clerks use high tech equipment to quickly process driver's licenses.
People can check in at a kiosk which will text your wait time. Drivers can also check in online before even getting in line at the facility.
The center in Spring and another in Rosenberg are scheduled to officially open on Friday.
Those are the only two in the Houston area, but there are plans to build others in the future.
Many of the older driver's license offices will remain open.
The mega center's main goal is to shorten the amount of time it takes to get a driver's license and other forms of identification.