|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
. 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.