Colorado updated its drivers licenses in February 2022, but the TSA hasn’t updated its drivers license readers to recognize the new design. As a result, people that have renewed their Colorado licenses over the past year keep getting flagged at airport security.
As if TSA screening isn’t enough of a mess in Denver, the preponderance of Colorado licenses makes things even worse, because the screener then has to identify the passenger without relying on the government ID.
- The vendor blames TSA, and TSA promises to update their Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) machines. But they won’t say when.
- This has nothing to do with REAL ID (maybe that’ll be required in May 2025?), and newly-compliant licenses aren’t required at this point at airport checkpoints in any case. Indeed, it is only new licenses that get flagged.
About 2000 people per day fly without any ID. Plus Colorado residents, at least those with new licenses.