ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Association of Airport Executives President Chip Barclay today applauded the expansion of the Registered Traveler (RT) program with the opening of RT lanes at Washington-Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
"The expansion of the Registered Traveler program to key airports in the nation's capital will further highlight the program's value in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of screening operations and in serving the needs of the traveling public," Barclay said. "Airport executives look forward to continuing our work with TSA and service providers to make the program even more effective as it grows to additional airports across the country."
AAAE's ties to the RT program are extensive. Barclay was part of a select group of industry officials invited by then-DOT Secretary Norm Mineta to participate in the Secretary's Rapid Response Team on Airport Security created following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Creating an RT program was one of the team's recommendations, and the concept was later endorsed by the 9/11 Commission.
AAAE has long been active in advocating for the program on behalf of its members. Through the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium, the association was instrumental in bringing airport executives and numerous other private sector interests, including the RT vendor and biometrics technology communities, together to work collaboratively with the TSA on developing technical specifications and business rules under which the program now operates.
Additionally, AAAE, through its Transportation Security Clearinghouse
(TSC, http://www.tsc-csc.com) and in partnership with the Security
Biometric Clearing Network (SBCN, http://www.sbcn.com), plays a key role
with the RT program through operation of the
|SOURCE American Association of Airport Executives|
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