New Yorkers will be allowed to board commercials flights with a standard ID for awhile longer.
Homeland Security has granted the state a one-year extension to comply with provisions of the federal Real ID Act.
That means any New Yorker with a standard driver's license or non-driver's ID can still board airplanes and enter federal buildings without secondary identification.
The Real ID Act was passed by Congress after the September 11th attacks.
It sets specific federal requirements for state-issued IDs to keep terrorists from using fake identification.
New York State does offer an enhanced drivers license that complies with Real ID standards but costs more than a regular license.