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June 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Some Answers to Your Questions About the New REAL ID

Like many things that change, the new REAL ID has addressed many issues but has also created much confusion and many questions.. Did you know, for example, that federal requirements will require you to be compliant with REAL ID? Having a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID card will be necessary to board commercial […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MVA Launches Digital License Plate Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced that it’s launching a two-year pilot program to test digital license plate technology. Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to test digital plates. The plates will be tested on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles, as well as two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. […]

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June 5, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Real ID Deadline in Maryland Extended

A select group of 43,000 Maryland REAL ID license holders have until July 3 to update their required paperwork. This paperwork ensures that license are REAL ID compliant. If drivers fail to do so, they are subject to recall action. This means if Maryland Police pull you over, they will confiscate your license.   These residents are […]

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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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