Cuomo proposes partial access to DMV database to lift Trusted Traveler ban on NYers

Feb 24, 2020

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ALBANY (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering to allow federal officials access to the state's motor vehicle database but not to drivers' Social Security numbers. It's part of an effort to persuade the Trump administration to let state residents back into Global Entry and other frequent traveler programs.

The proposal is the latest compromise that Cuomo is publicly floating in hopes President Donald Trump's administration will reverse its decision announced earlier this month to prevent New Yorkers from enrolling or re-enrolling in programs that let them skip long security lines at airports and at border crossings. But Cuomo says the Trump administration rejected the idea when he proposed it privately weeks ago.