School Bus

(Willmar MN-) Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg says transportation companies for area schools have enough trouble attracting drivers, and compounding the situation is a backup in getting tested for a driver's license....

...Miller says he's hesitant to push for new legislation to remedy the situation but plans to pass on his concerns to the Department of Vehicle Services. Representative Dave Baker says he's begun the process of getting his Real ID driver's license which can be used to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities after October 1st. Baker says he found it helpful to get a head start by going to the DVS website and filling out some of the required paperwork...

...A real ID driver's license costs 45 dollars. The typical wait time to receive the ID after your apply is around 50 days. Baker urges people not to wait until the October 1st deadline because things could be backed up.