Getting the word out to more Idahoans,
Boise airport website now features link to Star Card         

Idaho's Star Card will impact almost every driver's license holder in the state - nearly 1.2 million of them - so Gem State organizations have already started collaborating on getting the word out. Along those lines, the Boise airport website is now featuring a link to the Star Card.

The Star Card link is one of a select few on the airport website. More than 1.5 million passengers fly through the airport annually – many of them use the website track flights, view parking, arrange transportation or become familiar with the facility.

"This really underscores the way state agencies like ours are partnering with other groups to benefit Idahoans," explained ITD Communication Manager Vince Trimboli. "Star Card requirements have the potential to impact every licensed driver in Idaho, and we're trying to get the word out to all of them."

The Star Card became available to Idahoans on January 2. It is an Idaho driver's license or ID that adds a Star to verify compliance with REAL ID security standards. Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act requires uniform standards for credentials, such as driver's licenses and identification cards.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Idahoans will need a license or Identification card with the Star or another accepted form of identification, such as a passport, to fly commercially within the United States or access a federal facility, national laboratory or military base. A U.S. passport will still be required to fly internationally.

Nearly 4,900 Star Cards have been issued to Idahoans so far.

Published 02-16-18