Turzai hosting free ‘REAL ID’ primer at Northland Library
North Hills residents interested in learning more about the state’s new REAL ID program are invited to a free meeting Tuesday hosted by state House Speaker Mike Turzai.
The May 28 program starts at 10 a.m. features an presentation by representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card will be required to board domestic airline flights or to enter military buildings. The ID also will be needed to get into some federal buildings as well as nuclear facilities unless you have an alternate form of federally approved identification such as a valid passport or military ID.
“The REAL ID Act was passed in Congress in 2005 to create security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards,” said Turzai, R-Bradford Woods. “It’s intended to help combat terrorism and identity theft.”
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation estimates that about 25 percent, or 2.5 million cardholders, will want a Real ID.
To obtain a REAL ID, PennDOT must verify original or certified copies of: a birth certificate with a raised seal or a valid U.S. passport; a Social Security Card; two proofs of physical address and proof of all legal name changes.
Call Turzai’s district office at 412-369-2230 to sign up for the event.
The library is located at 300 Cumberland Road, McCandless.
Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .