CONTACT: Adrienne Diaczok, MDOT MVA
MDOT MVA TO START THE ONE-YEAR COUNTDOWN
TO GET A FEDERALLY MANDATED REAL ID
Beginning October 5: More Than 20,000 Appointments Available Each Week with New Extended Hours
Glen Burnie, MD (September 27, 2019) – With the clock ticking on the rapidly approaching October 1, 2020, federal REAL ID deadline, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) and transportation officials from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) will hold a press event Monday to announce the one-year countdown for Marylanders to get a federally mandated REAL ID. Officials will announce updated REAL ID compliance numbers for Maryland as well as discuss operational changes for the next year.
REAL ID was passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. As of October 1, 2020, all Marylanders must have documents on file and a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card in order to board commercial aircraft or gain access to federal facilities.
Media will be able to interview transportation officials and get b-roll at BWI Marshall.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Chrissy Nizer, MDOT MVA Administrator
Ricky Smith, BWI Marshall Executive Director
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Upper level of airport terminal, near C security checkpoint
Media can park in the Hourly Garage. Media parking is also available in the employee lot behind the Hourly Garage for media with pre-approved access.
Marylanders can check their REAL ID status by entering a driver’s license or identification card number into the Lookup Tool at https://realid.mva.maryland.gov. If required to bring in documents, visit www.mva.maryland.gov/odg to collect the correct documents needed and to schedule an appointment. With an appointment, customers are guaranteed to be seen within 15 minutes of that scheduled time.
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