McNeill to host REAL ID information session

WHITEHALL, April 25 – State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced she will host a REAL ID informational event on May 8 to promote and answer questions concerning Pennsylvania’s REAL ID program.

The event, which will take place at 6 p.m. May 8 at the Hanover Township, Lehigh County Fire Co., will feature PennDOT officials and McNeill helping residents to learn more about obtaining a federally compliant REAL ID from the Department of Transportation. No RSVP is required to attend.

“As with any new program, I am sure residents have plenty of questions on what REAL ID is, and if they will need one,” McNeill said. “My staff and I are happy to help people know the ins and outs of the program, and I recommend anyone with questions about the process to attend and learn more.”

REAL IDs, which are optional, are now available through PennDOT. After Oct. 1, 2020, a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card, or a U.S. Passport or military ID, will be necessary to board a domestic commercial flight or to enter a secure federal facility. A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license has enhanced security features required by federal legislation.

McNeill said a REAL ID can be obtained through the mail, online and in person at certain PennDOT Driver License Centers, including the new center on MacArthur Road in Whitehall.

Anyone with questions can contact McNeill’s office at 610-266-1273.