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TWIC ID Signups for Port Workers, Truckers

TSA Begins Enrollment for Transportation Workers IDs

February 26, 2008

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced that enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC, program will begin December 12 for workers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The enrollment is part of the nationwide rollout of TWIC that began earlier this fall.

Eventually, all those who require unescorted access to secured port terminals must carry a TWIC card. TWIC is designed to improve security at ports by limiting access to qualified individuals who have passed a background check.

The TSA will conduct the enrollment, card distribution and administration of the TWIC Program. The U.S. Coast Guard will be in charge of working with terminal operators to regulate compliance.

While the Port supports the TWIC program as part of the ongoing effort to improve seaport security, the Port has no direct role in the TWIC program or enrollment.  While TWIC enrollment begins in December 2007, use of the cards at terminals will not begin until a later date, to be determined by the Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port.

For more information, please click here for the TSA's TWIC information web portal.  

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