Press Releases

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CHARLESTON, WV —  Do you have a gold star on your driver’s license? West Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a gold star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is REAL ID-compliant or they will need another form of…
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PROVIDENCE —  Do you have a star encircled in gold on your Rhode Island driver’s license? If not, there’s still time to get your gold star REAL ID driver’s license. Rhode Island residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a gold star on…
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CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire residents who want to board an airplane have one year before they will need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board…
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RICHMOND —  Do you have a star on your driver’s license? Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID-compliant credential or they will need another form of…
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NEW YORK —  The one-year countdown for needing a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license has begun. New York residents will need an enhanced driver’s license or a REAL ID compatible driver’s license by October 1, 2020, if they want to use it to get on a…
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BALTIMORE —  Do you have a star on your driver’s license? If not, it’s time to get REAL. Maryland residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or…
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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont residents who want to board an airplane will need a star on their driver’s license in one year, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or…
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WASHINGTON —  The flag of the District of Columbia has three starts on it, but DC’s REAL ID compliant driver’s license only needs one star to indicate it is the REAL deal.  DC residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their…
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PHILADELPHIA —  Do you have a star? Is it REAL ID star in a gold circle? Pennsylvanians who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID-compliant credential or they will need another…
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TRENTON — New Jersey residents who want to board a domestic flight will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter a…
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WILMINGTON —  Delaware residents have one year until REAL ID is implemented, which means they will need a REAL ID compatible driver’s license by October 1, 2020, if they want to use it to get onto a domestic flight, enter certain federal buildings…
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BOSTON — Massachusetts residents who want to board an airplane have one year to get a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter…
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HARTFORD —  Do you have a star on your Connecticut driver’s license? If not, there’s still time to get your REAL ID driver’s license with that star on it. Connecticut residents who want to board an airplane for a domestic flight will soon need a…
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AUGUSTA — Maine residents who want to board an airplane have one year to get a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential or they will need another form of approved identification to board their domestic flight or…
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WASHINGTON - Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David P. Pekoske announced the current Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), including the appointment of two new members and the reappointment of 12 members. ASAC…
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HONOLULU – Federal, state and county officials today reminded Hawaii residents that starting Oct. 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. To determine if a Hawaii driver license is REAL…
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CEDAR RAPIDS —The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) this morning at the security screening checkpoint. This is the fourth firearm found at the CID checkpoint this year,…
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Transportation Security Administration officers at Harrisburg International Airport have stopped two men from bringing guns onto airplanes within the last three days. It marked the third and fourth guns caught at the checkpoint so…
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PITTSBURGH —  Do you have a star on your Pennsylvania driver’s license? If not, there’s still time to get your REAL ID-compliant driver’s license with that star on it. But it’s better to get it sooner, rather than later. Pennsylvania residents who…
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SYRACUSE, NY – A Seneca County, New York, man was stopped after Transportation Security Administration officers at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) detected a .40 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets in his carry-on bag yesterday,…
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HUNTINGTON, WV – A Lincoln County, West Virginia, man was cited by police after he was caught by Transportation Security Administration officers at Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS) with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag on Sunday, September 22. The…
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BALTIMORE —  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is piloting a new means of enrolling travelers into the TSA Pre✓® program at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The program is…
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WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today recognized two northern Virginia organizations for their work to help the agency ensure fair and lawful treatment of all passengers during the agency’s 17th Annual Disability and…
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NORFOLK, Va. – A South Carolina man was cited on state weapons charges by police at Norfolk International Airport on Sunday, September 22, after a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer found a loaded handgun in the traveler’s carry-on…
WORCESTER, Mass. – A Winchendon, Massachusetts woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers on Wednesday, September 18, with a loaded firearm in her carry-on bag at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH). The TSA officer…