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Sat Jul 1, 2017, 12:13 AM

Oregon may miss July 10 deadline for Real ID compliance

Portland International Airport safety officials anticipate a chaotic scene on January 22, 2018, if Oregon doesn’t get a reprieve from the federal government on its Real ID driver’s license requirements.

That’s the day that the Transportation Safety Administration will stop accepting Oregon driver’s licenses as ID to board a plane if the state does not win a fourth extension on compliance with the federal ID law.

TSA checkpoints at PDX would be gridlocked if TSA document checkers deny passage to a significant portion of the 23,000 travelers who move through the airport each day, Christopher Neal, the airport’s director of safety and security, told lawmakers recently.

“PDX operations and security staff will prepare to manage a potential event in the terminal (on Jan. 22) as there will likely be a significant amount of confusion and anger among affected passengers,” Neal told lawmakers in written testimony.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2017/06/26/oregon-may-miss-july-10-deadline-real-id-compliance/430421001/

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