Nearly half-million Real IDs issued in Mass., but standard driver’s license is more popular

Massachusetts residents planning to renew their driver’s licenses in the new year may want to consider getting a Real ID, as 2019 marks the final year before the IDs will be required to board domestic flights and to enter federal buildings. Getting the new IDs, however, isn’t quite as simple as before. The state started issuing the new identification cards in March, and through November the Registry of Motor Vehicles had issued 474,406 Real IDs, according to a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. But not everyone is jumping at the opportunity…