The federal government is warning Pennsylvania that state residents may soon face restrictions into federal facilities and on airplanes.
The Department of Homeland Security has notified the state that PA driver’s licenses and IDs are not in full compliance with federal “Real ID” requirements.
Beginning January 30th, PA residents will need an alternative form of ID to get into federal facilities, military bases and nuclear power plants. If the IDs aren’t in compliance by January 22nd, PA residents will need another ID to board flights.
According to PennDOT, PA legislation forbids PenNDOT from participating in “Real ID.”
PennDOT officials say if the ban is lifted, that PennDOT will need time for significant system changes to be fully compliant.