National Grassroots Campaign Launches to Improve Airport Security

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  1. AmericanGirl
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    http://www.traveljam.com/article54037.html

    The U.S. Travel Association is launching a national grassroots campaign to urge Congress to implement a trusted traveler program. Eighty percent of travelers surveyed say there should be a nationwide trusted traveler program that provides alternative screening measures at airports for American citizens who submit to background checks and meet other criteria.

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    Travelers would take an average of two to three more trips a year if the hassle could be reduced without compromising security effectiveness. These additional trips could add $84.6 billion in spending and 888,000 more jobs.

    The "Be Trusted" campaign is a national grassroots campaign advocating Congressional implementation of a trusted traveler program. The campaign will include advertisements in newspapers and airports, social media, events at airports, an advocacy website and toll-free number to connect travelers directly with members of Congress, and an online petition.
     
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    I look forward to participating in such a program. Since fewer threats means less need for the TSA, I am thrilled to know that I will be helping save the government money. Naturally, I would not expect to pay any sort of charge for said program. In fact, maybe the feds should give me a refund of the security fees.

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    Not me and for several reasons......Who will run the program? The federal government? I "can't wait" ;) for them to screw up yet another free lunch problems to be found with the database (i.e. it gets compromised or was not properly implemented :rolleyes:) and there is n-f-w I will pay a fee for this service as imho, it should be free to all who can meet the criteria. But then again, that's just me ;) :)
     
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    Don't worry, I was being sarcastic. Just wanted to get in a shot about how I'm sure they will try and charge for the program.

    Mike
     
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    To me it sounds simply like NEXUS but only for domestic USA.
     
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    That's my guess as well.
     
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    If that is the case, the program won't do any good, since none of the TSOs will be able to recognize the trusted traveler card as acceptable ID.

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