Passenger Data Management: Third-Party Information Management is Key to the US Registered Traveler Programme

This article describes the new United States Registered Traveler (RT) program in terms of the system’s functioning and its operation, which is mostly handled by the private sector unlike the US-Canada border expediting services NEXUS and FAST. The private organizations, which partner with various airports to provide RT services, must first be cleared by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The organization that mediates between the private companies and the TSA is the Central Information Management Service (CIMS), which ensures that all providers are interoperable with one another across various airports. CIMS, in turn, has been commissioned by the Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC) to monitor all logistical points. RT works by creating a security lane for low-risk passengers (as deemed by a background check). Once such a consumer is in the RT program line, he or she submits biometric information such as a fingerprint or an iris scan to validate their identity.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 28-29
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 1:05PM