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February 12, 2020

DMV, TSA and LAX to Hold Joint News Conference on February 13

LOS ANGELES:  The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are joining forces to prepare Californians for changes to federal identity requirements in order to board domestic flights.

Representatives will hold a joint news conference at LAX tomorrow to provide information and remind California residents that beginning October 1, 2020, passengers will need a REAL ID, passport or other federally approved ID to fly within the United States.

WHAT:News conference to discuss the federal REAL ID program.
WHEN:February 13, 10 a.m. (Thursday)
WHERE:LAX – Terminal One – TSA Security Checkpoint
WHO:David Kim – Secretary
California State Transportation Agency
Steve Gordon – DMV
Keith Jeffries – TSA
Federal Security Director at LAX
Justin Erbacci – LAX
Chief Executive Officer

Media Parking:  Broadcast-equipped media vehicles may park curbside on the Upper/Departures Level adjacent to the east end of Terminal 1 (site of the news conference) as well as in approved areas as outlined on their LAX parking permits. Media vehicles may also park in Central Terminal Area Parking Structure 1 at no cost for up to eight (8) hours with validation, which will be available at the news conference, as well as from the security desk in the lobby of the Los Angeles World Airports Administration Building at One World Way.

Visuals:   TSA checkpoint inside Terminal 1
                    REAL ID information tables staffed by DMV employees inside terminal
                    News conference to be streamed on DMV Facebook LIVE

Helpful Links:   REAL ID website:


Cynthia MorenoCharles PannunzioLorie Dankers
Day of event: 916-501-9534

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