REAL ID requirements go into effect in just under a year. A press release from the state Department of Transportation reports that Tuesday, October 1 marked the one-year milestone before the REAL ID Act will go into effect. On October 1st of 2020 a REAL ID, U-S passport or another form of federally-approved identification will be required to board commercial airlines and to enter federal buildings. REAL ID won’t be required in those instances but will make it easier. Other approved documentation can be used for flying or entering federal facilities. The state Division of Motor Vehicles says it had issued 1.3 million REAL IDs by the end of the summer season and anticipates another 1.8 million will want a REAL ID by the deadline.