Deasy, state Sen. Wayne Fontana to host REAL ID informational session

HARRISBURG, March 22 – In an effort to inform and promote the availability of Pennsylvania’s REAL ID program, state Rep. Dan Deasy and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, both D-Allegheny, plan to host a REAL ID informational session at the end of April.

The event, which will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Crafton Borough Community Center, will provide residents with information on how to obtain a federally compliant REAL ID from the state Department of Transportation.

“The newly available Pennsylvania REAL IDs have been talked about for quite some time, but some residents may have a few lingering questions or concerns regarding the program,” Deasy said. “That is exactly why my office, in conjunction with Senator Fontana, has decided to host this informational session, so that residents can rest easy knowing the ins-and-outs of the REAL ID program.”

“I’m pleased we’re able put together this informational session for people interested in obtaining a REAL ID. I encourage anyone with questions about the process to attend and learn more,” Fontana added.

REAL IDs are now available from PennDOT. After Oct. 1, 2020, a Real ID-compliant state driver’s license or ID card, or a U.S. passport or Military ID, will be necessary to board a domestic commercial flight or enter secure federal facilities. A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license has enhanced security features required by federal law.

For more information on this event, residents may contact Deasy’s office at 412-928-9514.