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Arizona Department of Transportation says 85% of people in Arizona still don't have the Travel ID.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - If you still don't have your Arizona Travel ID, you're in good company.

"Everybody is busy and doesn't have time to wait at the DMV," said Kyle Fittro from Phoenix.

[WATCH: Proposed bill would allow travelers to use TSA PreCheck instead of Travel ID]

"I think people like to see their old photo and don't want to have to take another one," said traveler Tasia Mercadante. "That's from experience. I had a really good photo one time I didn't want to let go of."

Arizona Department of Transportation says 85% of people in Arizona still don't have it. Starting Oct. 1, you'll need to swap your driver's license for one to get through airport security. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko introduced a bill Monday that would give people more time to get the Travel ID.

[RELATED: Get your new Arizona Travel ID now, not later]

"It requires the TSA to allow people that have PreCheck to have that as an alternative to a REAL ID," said Lesko.

According to TSA's website, you would apply online for PreCheck and schedule a 10-minute in-person interview for a background check and fingerprinting. The TSA website says it will cost you $85 for five years. The bill says it would allow you to use PreCheck instead of having a travel ID up until April 2022.

[RELATED: Get your new Arizona driver license now]

"The other thing that it does is requires the TSA to come up with a plan for what's gonna happen on Oct. 1 when thousands of people show up at the airport, they don't have a REAL ID, and they want to get on a plane," said Lesko.

"Everybody waits until the last minute to get things done, so that's where I'm at," said traveler, Kathy Craig. "Until it's official official, you just drag it out until you have to do something."

[READ MORE: Arizonans can begin obtaining REAL ID-compliant licenses (March 31, 2016)]

If you don't have PreCheck or a Travel ID, you'll still be able to get through security using a passport or other approved IDs you can find on TSA's website.

 

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