What REAL ID does for you in North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles now offers REAL ID – a new, security-enhanced identification card allowing you to board commercial flights and visit military or federal installations, and nuclear power plants.
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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles now offers REAL ID – a new, security-enhanced identification card allowing you to board commercial flights and visit military or federal installations, and nuclear power plants.

Richard Stradling covers transportation for The News & Observer. Planes, trains and automobiles, plus ferries, bicycles, scooters and just plain walking. He’s been a reporter or editor for 32 years, including the last 19 at The N&O. 919-829-4739, rstradling@newsobserver.com.