Pennsylvania Will Start Issuing Upgraded Driver Licenses

02.27.19 | Terry Diener

The state Department of Transportation plans to issue the so-called Real IDs starting Friday.

About 170,000 people who got pre-qualified can order theirs online. There are 10 million holders of Pennsylvania driver licenses and ID cards.

The Real IDs cost $30 and meet federal anti-terrorism standards, but are optional and aren’t necessary to legally drive.