The Association of Corporate Travel Executives last week called
for the Department of Homeland Security to postpone implementation
of its Real ID program for one year. The program, slated to go into
effect May 11, would require airports to cease accepting driver's
licenses issued by states not in compliance with Real ID guidelines
as valid identification for travel. Travelers holding such licenses
would have to present a passport or another government-approved
form of identification, even for domestic travel. According to ACTE
executive director Susan Gurley, at least five states have passed
legislation that prohibits their meeting Real ID guidelines.
Sixteen additional states, plus the District of Columbia, have yet
to endorse Real ID compliance.