The Registered Traveler Program is an initiative that will allow private companies to pre-screen airline travelers for an annual fee to allow them to pass by the majority of security procedures and save time at the nations airports. The program is being tested in Orlando presently, but is now being readied to roll out to 10 to 20 other airports across the country. The program is run by private companies and does background checks on travelers and if approved, provides expedited security lanes for these travelers.
“TSA is working with airports and private sector providers, and we will enable the private sector to launch Registered Traveler programs as soon as this summer,” said Assistant Secretary for TSA, Kip Hawley. “Security will be maintained, the program will be paid for by the private sector, and it will not disadvantage the general public when they fly.” via the TSA