Registered Traveler, the program created by the Transportation Security Administration then run by the private sector to move pre-screened travelers quickly through airport security, is set to relaunch after going belly up a year ago. Indianapolis Airport Authority, working with iQueue Priority Access, will begin fast-lane service on August 16.
According to its Web site, iQueue also expects to open this year at airports in Denver; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando; Seattle; and Washington’s Dulles International. Membership, which costs $169 a year, allows travelers to use express lines leading up to security checkpoints, but doesn't let them avoid passage through TSA scanners.
iQueue is owned by Pasadena, Calif.–based Cogent Systems, which purchased the former Flo network, one of three registered-traveler companies that were operating last year before competitor Verified Identity Pass went bankrupt in June 2009. Verified ran the Clear program, which was by far the largest of the RT programs, with 18 airport locations. The third player was Vigilant Solutions. Flo and Vigilant shut down shortly after Verified closed.
Clear, now owned by Alclear LLC, has also announced it will restart service. The company says it will return to Denver International Airport this fall, and that Orlando International is also in the wings. The company is not yet enrolling new members, but has said that it will “honor remaining membership terms” for existing customers. New memberships will cost $179 per year.