The city of Boston has published a request for proposal (RFP) for a vendor who will assess "the demand and feasibility" of implementing a citywide ID programme.The city has earmarked $100,000 in this year's budget for the programme, but need to overcome privacy concerns suggested by programs in other cities."We are committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible city for all Bostonians," Walsh, a Democrat, said in a press release. "This RFP will allow Boston to determine if a municipal ID program would be beneficial to our residents, particularly the elderly, students and immigrants who may not have access to traditional means of identification like driver's licenses. This study will help us best serve all of Boston's residents."If implemented, Boston would follow in the footsteps of more than a dozen other cities – including New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago – to pursue a municipal ID program. New Haven, Connecticut, was the first to launch a municipal ID program in 2007.