Author: Dwan Walker

Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Postponed to October 2021


March 26, 2020

Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Postponed to October 2021

Harrisburg, PA –Today the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration.

PennDOT closed all driver and photo license centers on March 16 and paused REAL ID issuance in the state out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of public health. Centers will reopen no sooner than April 3. PennDOT also sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, requesting that the agency consider extending the October 1, 2020 REAL ID enforcement deadline.

“We are very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has listened to our concerns, as well as the concerns from our fellow states regarding the need for a postponement on REAL ID enforcement in the midst of this national emergency,” said PennDOT Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian.

REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes. A federally-acceptable form of identification (whether it’s a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a valid U.S. Passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must now be used on and after October 1, 2021, as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires a federally acceptable form of identification ID for access.

REAL ID is optional in Pennsylvania. There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID; PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs once issuance has resumed.

More information about document requirements, including a printable document checklist, can be found on the Document Check page of the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services website.

Customers may complete various transactions and access multiple resources via

Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Mayor Dwan B. Walker

Residents and Business Owners


Dear, Residents and Business Owners:


This is Aliquippa Mayor Dwan B Walker.  The COVID-19 stay at home order of Governor Wolf is a few weeks old.  It is not clear whether it will end on April 30, 2020 or be extended further.  Whatever happens, the Aliquippa City Council and Mayor want to thank you for your cooperation during these challenging times and to remind you to continue to stay at home.


While you are doing so, please be sensitive to the needs of your neighbors who are elderly or homebound.  If you can, please socialize with them by telephone or from a distance to see what they need and whether you can help them.


Also, our local businesses are in need your support now and in the future.  Many Aliquippa restaurants have take-out and would welcome the purchase or gift cards.  Other life-sustaining businesses such as food stores and pharmacies remain open for business.

Please know that tax office, city building, and also public safety personnel, police, fire, ambulance and road department are all available to meet your emergency needs.  Please be advised these offices are not taking walk ins. Remember tough times don’t last tough people do stay safe and healthy!  Together, we will all persevere.


Small Business Technology Center in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Commemorates the Completion of Major Renovations

The Projex IMC Small Business Technology Center in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania will be featured in a ribbon cutting ceremony to be conducted by the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) at 12:30 pm on September 19, 2019.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will commemorate Projex IMC’s most recent investments in the region. BCCC has invited local elected officials, members of the organization and reporters from local media. Employers and employees from Aliquippa and the surrounding communities are welcome to attend as well! Lunch will be served after the ceremony, and Projex IMC will also conduct an open house (12:00 pm — 2:00 pm) at the Small Business Technology Center in Aliquippa to showcase the renovated facility and the many services offered to area businesses, which include:

IT/cybersecurity services
Computer equipment sales and service
Website design, development and hosting
Comprehensive digital marketing services
Internet (VOIP) phone systems
And more …
About Projex IMC

Projex IMC is a Pittsburgh-based technology company that supports digital business transformation through a combination of integrated support services, cloud-based digital business transformation platforms and on-demand talent solutions. Our Small Business Technology Center in Aliquippa and our online Integrated Management Center are both designed to help clients execute high performance across all major functional areas of their business … from strategy development through sales, marketing, information technology and human capital management.

About the Small Business Technology Center
Projex IMC’s Small Business Technology Center offers a one-stop option for local businesses trying to keep pace with information technology advancements, emerging cybersecurity threats, digital marketing savvy competitors and daily staffing challenges. Our Small Business Technology Center is located at 2608 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

For more information, please contact Amber Alke Green, Director of Sales, or call 724-375-8355.

Wolf Administration and Beaver County Leaders Discuss How Restore PA Could Help Region Battle Blight

Aliquippa, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Aliquippa Mayor Dwan Walker, borough managers from Monaca and Ambridge, and other community leaders to discuss Beaver County’s challenges in its fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight.

“Aliquippa, Monaca, Ambridge, and other Beaver County communities are yet more examples of the need for Restore Pennsylvania,” Secretary Davin said. “Local officials and community leaders have done their due diligence by adopting ordinances and creating working groups to address blight, but they still need significant funding support. And the only way to do this is through a bold and innovative plan that can provide funding for the costly process of blight elimination. That’s what Restore Pennsylvania is all about.”

Restore Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf’s bipartisan proposal funded through a commonsense severance tax, would invest $4.5 billion over the next four-years in significant, high-impact projects to rebuild Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. It would provide financial resources at the local level to establish land banks and acquire and demolish blighted buildings to create new development opportunities or provide new green space. The funding will be administered by entities established by the legislature as land banks or demolition funds.

Currently, local governments like Aliquippa and Beaver County are unable to fund the demolition or redevelopment of most of their blighted properties by themselves. If passed into law, Restore Pennsylvania would fund blight remediation efforts at a level far beyond any existing funding mechanisms at the local and state levels.

“Every day, we’re working to grow Aliquippa’s economy and make it a better place to live, but the issue of blight is holding us back from our full potential,” said Mayor Walker. “Restore Pennsylvania would provide Aliquippa – and other municipalities in Beaver County that are struggling with blight – with the resources we need to really attack this issue.”

Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.

View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan here.

For more information about the Department of Community and Economic Development, visit the DCED website or follow us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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