Security and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they are equally important and equally achievable objectives.

Quick Facts

Trusted traveler programs offer a faster security screening process to pre-vetted domestic and international travelers, alleviating long lines and freeing both TSA and CBP officers to focus on unknown passengers.

In the interest of national security and providing a safe, efficient journey for travelers, U.S. Travel strongly advocates for the expansion of trusted traveler programs.

 

TSA Report: Transforming Security at Airports

Recommendations

Grow the TSA Precheck Program

TSA Precheck allows the TSA to refocus resources on higher-risk passengers and expedite screening of low-risk, pre-vetted travelers. Efforts to grow the program should focus on Four Ps: process, promotion, price and prioritization.

Expand Global Entry

By removing known, low-risk travelers from the regular screening process, expanding Global Entry enables CBP to focus resources on potentially riskier unknown travelers.

Transform the TSA

Implementing recommendations from U.S. Travel’s 2016 “Transforming Security at Airports” (RELATED RESEARCH in the right hand side bar) will improve efficiency and security at airport checkpoints, as well as ensure TSA is functioning at optimal levels.

Research, News and Commentary on Trusted Traveler Programs

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FAA Reauthorization Bill is a Positive First Step Toward a Larger Goal

October 03, 2018

On Wednesday, Congress concluded a two-year-long debate on aviation issues as the Senate joined the House in passing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill. 

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Friday Check-In | September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

This week’s Friday Check-In discusses a recent development toward expanding the Visa Waiver Program, recap National Public Lands Day, and share a positive step for air travel.

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Biometrics at Work: Imposter Intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport

August 23, 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations intercepted an imposter at Washington Dulles International Airport using facial comparison biometrics—just three days after the airport implemented the state-of-the-art technology. 

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