Maryland TSA PreCheck travelers can use mobile ID at 2 airports

Airline passengers can now use their Maryland-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile identification card in Apple Wallet to verify their identity at airport security screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.| Video above — ROSSEN REPORTS: New Apple ID to speed up airport securityTSA PreCheck travelers can use their mobile license or IDs at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Only passengers with TSA PreCheck added to their boarding pass will be eligible now. TSA said it plans to roll out the program to other passengers soon.The effort comes in collaboration with the state of Maryland and Apple. Maryland joins Arizona as the second state to offer this feature.Starting Wednesday, travelers with Maryland state-issued driver’s licenses or state IDs can add a digital version to their iPhone’s Apple Wallet for use at TSA airport security checkpoints if they are enrolled in and using TSA PreCheck.”This marks another milestone in TSA’s efforts to continue providing a secure and seamless airport security screening process at BWI,” Christopher Murgia, TSA’s federal security director for BWI-Marshall, said in a statement. “Mobile device technologies are continually evolving to provide a safer experience for residents, and TSA is committed to expanding use of these technologies wherever possible to enhance airport security and facilitate greater accuracy in identity verification at TSA checkpoints.”Travelers must have their mobile driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet before arriving at the TSA checkpoint in order to use it. There is a process to get confirmed.| MVA LINK: How to use Maryland Mobile ID, install it in your Apple WalletThen, to use the mobile license or ID, travelers must tap their iPhone or Apple Watch at the TSA’s Credential Authentication Technology reader at the travel document checking podium. The TSA officer will then verify the passenger’s identity and flight status.The TSA said identification data is encrypted and transmitted digitally. All travelers must still carry and have readily available their physical driver’s license or state ID card, or other acceptable ID listed on the TSA website. This physical ID may be required by the TSA officer.TSA introduced the concept of the mobile driver’s license in April 2021. TSA said its interest in this technology is driven by potential security and privacy enhancements provided by mobile driver’s licenses compared to physical cards. In addition, touchless identity verification will have health and safety benefits in response to the pandemic, TSA said.

Airline passengers can now use their Maryland-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile identification card in Apple Wallet to verify their identity at airport security screening, the Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday.

| Video above — ROSSEN REPORTS: New Apple ID to speed up airport security

TSA PreCheck travelers can use their mobile license or IDs at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Only passengers with TSA PreCheck added to their boarding pass will be eligible now. TSA said it plans to roll out the program to other passengers soon.

The effort comes in collaboration with the state of Maryland and Apple. Maryland joins Arizona as the second state to offer this feature.

Starting Wednesday, travelers with Maryland state-issued driver’s licenses or state IDs can add a digital version to their iPhone’s Apple Wallet for use at TSA airport security checkpoints if they are enrolled in and using TSA PreCheck.

“This marks another milestone in TSA’s efforts to continue providing a secure and seamless airport security screening process at BWI,” Christopher Murgia, TSA’s federal security director for BWI-Marshall, said in a statement. “Mobile device technologies are continually evolving to provide a safer experience for residents, and TSA is committed to expanding use of these technologies wherever possible to enhance airport security and facilitate greater accuracy in identity verification at TSA checkpoints.”

Travelers must have their mobile driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet before arriving at the TSA checkpoint in order to use it. There is a process to get confirmed.

| MVA LINK: How to use Maryland Mobile ID, install it in your Apple Wallet

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Then, to use the mobile license or ID, travelers must tap their iPhone or Apple Watch at the TSA’s Credential Authentication Technology reader at the travel document checking podium. The TSA officer will then verify the passenger’s identity and flight status.

The TSA said identification data is encrypted and transmitted digitally. All travelers must still carry and have readily available their physical driver’s license or state ID card, or other acceptable ID listed on the TSA website. This physical ID may be required by the TSA officer.

TSA introduced the concept of the mobile driver’s license in April 2021. TSA said its interest in this technology is driven by potential security and privacy enhancements provided by mobile driver’s licenses compared to physical cards. In addition, touchless identity verification will have health and safety benefits in response to the pandemic, TSA said.

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