Longietti hosting Real ID information sessions Nov. 8

Will include on-site PennDOT representative to answer questions

HERMITAGE, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, will host two information sessions about Real ID on Friday, Nov. 8.

Longietti said he wants to get the word out now so Pennsylvanians have plenty of advance notice about the federal requirements going into effect next year that will impact air travel and access to secure federal facilities.

“Enforcement of the Real ID Act will begin Oct. 1, 2020,” Longietti said. “From that time on, Pennsylvanians will no longer be able to simply present their regular driver’s licenses to board domestic flights or visit secure federal facilities such as military bases. Instead, they’ll need a Real ID or some other form of federally accepted identification, such as a passport.

“Once enforcement starts, there will be no grace period. It’s important to understand the requirements now, because it can take some time to get a Real ID. Waiting until the act is already being enforced will be too late. I don’t want to see people turned away from boarding flights.”

The two identical, Nov. 8 sessions will be held at the following times and locations:

  • 10 a.m. at the Greenville Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Clarksville St.
  • 1 p.m. at the Hermitage Municipal Building, 800 North Hermitage Road.

Longietti said the sessions will help residents decide whether they need a Real ID and learn how to get one. A representative from the Department of Transportation will be on-hand to answer questions.

Residents interested in learning more should contact Longietti’s Hermitage office at 724-981-4655.