municipal ID

Philadelphia did its homework before launching municipal ID program


Some municipal ID programs have hit snags with immigration authorities, but leaders in Philadelphia said they took their time and did their research.

NYC wants to add payment chips to its municipal ID cards


With an eye on the city's unbanked and underbanked population, officials are calling on the private sector to submit ideas for adding smart chip technology to the city's existing ID cards.

Chicago joins New York, Los Angeles and others with municipal ID effort


The new card acts as identification — as well as a transit pass and library card for city residents — regardless of immigration status.

Boston could pursue municipal ID cards by year's end if privacy challenges are overcome


In an effort to build an inclusive city where even its "most vulnerable" residents can feel a sense of security and belonging, the mayor's office pursues proposals on a municipal ID card program.