The RTIC will leverage existing airport programs and AAAE’s Transportation Security Clearinghouse network to provide an open,
universal system to develop registered traveler solutions that allow airports, airlines and industry partners sufficient flexibility to
tailor solutions to their local environment.
A permanent, interoperable Registered Traveler Program has several advantages for government, industry and the traveling
public. In developing these standards, the consortium will focus on six themes:
- Improving security
- Expediting passenger processing
- Creating passenger screening consistency
- Reducing the passenger “hassle factor”
- Developing a system that can be used nationwide
- Coordinating with TSA and airline partners.
While the consortium will push for TSA screening benefits and collaboration, an interoperable or seamless system needs to be
industry driven and run outside of government. Most importantly, the consortium members believe that the program needs to move
forward operationally without further delay.
An interoperable, nationwide Registered Traveler Program depends on the implementation of a technical, operational, and
business model capable of supporting individual airport needs, while providing the common infrastructure that allows passengers to
use this capability at any airport nationwide. Thus the success of this program depends on participation from the nation’s airports.
Working with the current RT providers and TSA while leveraging the technology and identity program expertise the AAAE
Transportation Security Clearinghouse and its partners offer airports and industry partners the capability to implement solutions
which will secure and protect their investment in these projects. Providing the assurance and confidence that the potential industry
partners have certified their solutions into a common framework is key to supporting a national RT infrastructure.