U.S. Travel Urges Government to Continue Expanding PreCheck
and Improve Customs Process
June 14, 2012
Washington, DC - Statement by Roger Dow, president
and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, on today's announcement
by the Department of Transportation that airline industry
performance has improved:
"Today's announcement that airlines had their best
on-time performance in two years is great news for
America's travelers," said Dow. "With
airlines improving their performance and the federal
government making improvements to airport security
screening, business and leisure travelers should find
flying a little more enjoyable this summer."
Dow noted that the Transportation Security Administration's
(TSA's) trusted traveler program, named PreCheck, is now
operational at 15 U.S. airports and has screened more than
1.4 million passengers. "But we can't stop here," said Dow.
"By growing enrollment in PreCheck and making the customs
process at our airports more efficient, the government can
continue to encourage travel - and grow the economy - by
improving security and decreasing hassles."