In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

JUNEAU, Alaska — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck.

For people who live in rural Alaska’s vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey ordeal.

Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have experienced high demand as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches for Real IDs, special licenses many will...