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Government, Business

Federal Regulators Exempt Expired TWIC Cards Through July 31

TWIC reader A TWIC reader is used to verify information of individuals entering the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. (U.S. Coast Guard)

The Transportation Security Administration has granted a temporary exemption for the expiration of Transportation Worker Identification Credentials through July 31 for cards that expired after March 1.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

House OKs Bill to Delay TWIC Deployment at High-Risk Facilities

Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Samuel Manka uses a TWIC scanner to verify information of individuals entering the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. Coast Guardsman Samuel Manka uses a TWIC scanner to verify information of individuals entering the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. (Petty Officer Third Class Jonathan Lindberg)

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation calling for a delay in deploying thousands of biometric readers for transportation security cards at the nation’s high-risk ports and commercial facilities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Coast Guard Delays Deployment of TWIC Card Readers at Some Chemical Facilities

TWIC Philly A TWIC reader is used to verify information of individuals entering the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia. (U.S. Coast Guard)

In an apparent reaction to pressure from a number of associations representing chemical, petroleum, manufacturing and business trade groups, the U.S. Coast Guard on June 21 announced plans to delay for three years a requirement that hundreds of bulk cargo facilities deploy Transportation Worker Identification Credential biometric card readers by Aug. 23.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 21, 2018
Government

Defense Bill to Allow Drivers to Use TWIC Cards as ID at Military Bases

U.S. Coast Guard

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress on Dec. 8 contains a provision that will permit truck drivers to soon use their Transportation Worker Identification Credential as sole proof of identity when entering any of the nation’s 700 military installations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 12, 2016
Government

Two Charged With Producing Fake IDs, Including TWIC Cards Used at Ports

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Federal investigators arrested two members of sophisticated “document mills” in Southern California that allegedly produced an array of fake IDs. They include Transportation Worker Identification Credentials that could be used to gain access to U.S. ports and other secure transport facilities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2016
Government

California Man Charged With Counterfeiting TWIC Cards

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A Porter Ranch, California, man has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal “document mill” that cranked out fake IDs, including Transportation Worker Identification Credentials, allowing access to sensitive areas such as the port of Los Angeles, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Feb. 5.

Dana Bartholomew | Los Angeles Daily News
February 11, 2016
Government

Pilot Program to Speed TWIC Enrollment to Become Nationwide, TSA Official Says

A pilot project in two states to require only a single visit to enrollment centers where truck drivers and other transportation workers obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential is being expanded nationwide, Transportation Security Administration officials told a Senate subcommittee last week.

June 9, 2014
Government

TWIC Biometric Reader Test Failed, GAO Says

The Transportation Security Administration’s $23 million pilot test of Transportation Worker Identification Credential biometric card readers at 17 sites failed to prove that the technology actually works as intended, according to a new government report.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 14, 2013
Government

TSA Is Late Issuing TWIC Renewals, According to Drivers and Coast Guard

Some truck drivers and port workers say they have experienced long delays in receiving three-year extensions to their Transportation Worker Identification Credential that grants them unescorted access to U.S. ports.

May 6, 2013
Government

TSA to Allow Truckers to Extend TWIC Cards by Three Years at Lower Cost Due to Delays

Truckers and maritime workers soon will be allowed to extend their expiring Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards by three years at a reduced price because federal officials are facing delays in deploying biometric card readers.

June 25, 2012

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