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.
by Dan Butcher
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