TSA gives Registered Traveler a vote of confidence

20-airport cap is lifted; $28 fee for TSA-conducted background checks removed

Howe said the shoe scanner would provide a "tangible security benefit."

"It would be great if the private sector and Registered Traveler money paid for that. . . . But it's not there yet," she said in June.

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