Many Unknowns Persist For Pennsylvania’s Real ID

HARRISBURG (WSKG) — After years of back and forth, Pennsylvania has passed a law to bring its state IDs up to federal standards. But compliance doesn’t end there.  It’ll still be a multi-year process to phase in the new IDs, and a lot of the timelines and costs are unknown. The state says it tentatively plans to make the new federal “Real ID” compliant cards available around March 2019. PennDOT coordinator Alexis Campbell said the Pennsylvania’s IDs are largely in compliance with federal standards already. But it’ll have to update its IT systems–in particular, the way the state collects identification data will probably change.