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RTIC Submits Version 1.7 of the Technical Interoperability Specification for RT Program

The RTIC has provided to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the latest iteration of the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium (RTIC) Technical Interoperability Specification for the Registered Traveler Program (Version 1.7).

In April 2008, the TSA determined that Version 1.7 of the RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification satisfies the agency’s current requirements. As always, TSA reserves the right to solicit additional public comment in the future if necessary. Such public comment and further review may necessitate changes to TSA's interoperability requirements and may require modifications to the Technical Interoperability Specification.

The RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification was created in record time over the summer of 2006 by a dedicated team of professionals from the RTIC Service Provider Council and led by Conor White, Chair of the RTIC Technical Interoperability Working Group. The RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification outlines the technical requirements necessary for an interoperable Registered Traveler (RT) program. Interoperability is the critical keystone in the RT program that allows cards, regardless of the service provider from which they were issued, to be read and accepted by other providers’ operating at participating airports. RT lanes are operational and interoperable today at airports across the country.

The Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium was formed by a group of airports to establish common business rules and technical standards to create a permanent, interoperable and vendor-neutral Registered Traveler (RT) Program which will bring passenger screening consistency and improved security procedures to air travelers in the United States.

More than 70 airports across the nation, including some of the largest and busiest facilities, have joined the founding member airports of the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium (RTIC). In addition, the RTIC has established a Service Provider Council, which is open to current and prospective Registered Traveler service providers, to provide substantive input and review of the common technical and business processes required for a national Registered Traveler Program. The RTIC is a group of airports and service providers working together to create a platform that works seamlessly at individual airports around the country and in turn, facilitates Registered Traveler working everywhere. To learn more, click here.

Membership in the consortium is free to qualified parties. If you are interested in joining the consortium, please complete the Join the Consortium form.