TSA to train officers on recognizing DC licenses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers will be getting training on how to recognize District of Columbia driver's licenses and identification cards.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the district's delegate to Congress, says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring problem of officers not recognizing the validity of District licenses at airports.

The Washington Post reported earlier this year that a District teacher was questioned about the validity of her license while boarding a plane in Phoenix. Many similar stories later surfaced.

Norton, a Democrat, met with a TSA official last week. She says the agency will make sure that all three current District licenses are part of officers' shift briefings. Officers will also host a new four-hour training session that includes work on identification of licenses.

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