May 16, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Último llamado para conductores en el estado de Maryland

Si tiene una licencia de conducir de REAL ID, la cual puede identificar con una estrella en la parte superior derecha, y ha recibido notificaciones por parte de la Administración de Vehículos Motorizados (MVA), es importante que se acerque a una oficina del MVA antes de junio y presente documentos como: partida de nacimiento, seguro […]

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May 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

MVA Extending Hours in Gaithersburg Branch

Starting Tuesday, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will extend hours at its Gaithersburg branch, as well as its locations in Baltimore city, Easton, Essex, Frederick and Westminster. The MVA is extending hours at several of its branches to assist Marylanders submitting required documentation for federal REAL ID. The offices will serve customers from 8:30 a.m. […]

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March 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

MVA Adding Staff, Hours to Ease REAL ID Burden

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added extra staff and hours at eight high-volume locations across the state to help motorists meet an Oct. 1, 2020, deadline to get federally-required REAL ID driver’s licenses or ID cards. The Montgomery County location for the extra hours is in Walnut Hill, in Gaithersburg. The others are in […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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June 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Computer Glitch Will Affect Nearly 19,000 Maryland Voters on Tuesday

Nearly 19,000 registered Maryland voters need to vote using a provisional ballot Tuesday because of a computer glitch at the Motor Vehicles Administration. How many are Montgomery County voters isn’t known, said Marjorie Roher, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Montgomery has about 17 percent of voting population in Maryland. The glitch — […]

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March 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Preliminary Data Shows Pedestrian Deaths Down in Maryland

A preliminary report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that the number of pedestrian traffic fatalities in Maryland are slightly decreasing. Data from the study reveal that during the first six months of 2017, 41 pedestrians fatalities were reported in Maryland.  In 2016, that number was 46. “That reduction in the first […]

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December 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Auditors Say MVA Issued Fraudulent Licenses, IDs

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration issued 270 fraudulent driver’s licenses and identification cards and 329 others that seemed questionable, according to a state auditors report released last week. The licenses and IDs were offered to undocumented Maryland residents under a state law passed in 2014. These licenses and IDs cannot be used for certain official […]

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July 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

MVA Launches Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program

Officials with the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration have announced the launch of a new digital driver’s license pilot program. “We are proud to be on the leading edge of testing technology that will deliver the driver’s license of the future,” MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn said. “This innovative technology will increase customer convenience […]

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June 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Announces Independence Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. According to a news release, MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. MVA customers can also Skip the Trip and […]

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