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Gov’t plans ‘registered traveler’ program

The government wants to offer airline passengers the chance to avoid extra security checks. The Transportation Security Administration plans to make a “registered traveler” program available nationwide, agency chief Kip Hawley said Thursday in prepared testimony to Congress. The initial rollout is scheduled for June 20. The program, which was tested at five airports, allows people to avoid random pat-downs if they pay a fee, clear a voluntary background check and provide some form of biometric identification, like a fingerprint. It’s designed to let people who travel often avoid delays and to free up screeners to focus on other travelers. Full Story

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