Registered traveler Program Okayed

Verified Identity Pass Inc. has officially been approved as a Registered Traveler Service Provider by the Transportation Security Administration, the Wall Street Journal reports. Registered Traveler, with 32,000 members, is a smart-card program for frequent fliers in which they pay for a background check and a biometric ID card so they can wait in shorter security lines. A pilot effort has been running at Orlando International Airport since July 2005, and CEO Steve Brill said the plan is to add 12 to 20 airports in the next year.

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