Real ID could be a real problem for Oregon travelers
Officials from the Port of Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) gathered this week in an effort to get the word out to Oregon travelers about Real ID.
Come October 1, 2020, if you are flying even inside the United States, your current Oregon drivers license will not get you through airport security.
This is because the federal government is requiring Real ID, and Oregon's DMV will not start being able to issue this identification until July of next year.
Officials are expecting this will cause a demand that won't be met in time for the October 1, 2020 deadline.
Instead, these agencies are encouraging people to get a passport now to avoid the hassles later.
A passport is a recognized form of federal ID when it comes to standing in the TSA lines.
To see more, watch ODOT's Tom Fuller's video above, explaining the issue.