Feds sets fees, start dates for TWIC program

| 2/2/2007

The federal government has announced the effective dates for the new TWIC program that will be implemented at the nation’s ports.

According to a press release from the Transportation Security Administration, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program cards – often referred to as TWIC cards – will begin being issued on March 26.

And, by Sept. 25, 2008, everyone who works at – or drives in and out of – U.S. ports will be required to have one of the cards.

TSA officials also said the cards will cost approximately $137 for people who haven’t already had an extensive background check, and about $105 for those who have, such as truckers who have hazmat endorsements.