Mar. 26, 2019

TOWANDA – Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) will be hosting a REAL ID informational seminar on Thursday, March 28, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Club, 301 Desmond St., Sayre.

Due to the events on Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of driver’s licenses and ID cards, in order to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight.

As of now, enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin on Oct. 1, 2020, meaning Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant license, identification card or an acceptable alternative identification as approved by TSA (such as a passport) to board domestic commercial flights or enter a federal facility.

REAL IDs will be available to Pennsylvanians who want them in March.

Residents who wish to learn more about the REAL ID program or who have questions regarding the program are encouraged to attend the seminar, which will include an informational presentation by representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

“With so many changes to the REAL ID program, it can be daunting and confusing to understand,” said Pickett. “This event will be a great opportunity for residents to come and get informed about the REAL ID program, ask questions and learn about the best way to obtain a REAL ID, if they want one.”

Participants are encouraged to bring their documents to see if they have the correct documentation to begin the process of obtaining a REAL ID.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP online at Pickett’s website, or by calling either Pickett’s Towanda district office at (570) 265-3124 or her Sayre district office at (570) 888-9011.

Representative Tina Pickett
110th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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