RTIC Submits Version 1.7 of the Technical Interoperability Specification for RT Program
The RTIC has provided to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) the latest iteration of the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium (RTIC) Technical Interoperability Specification for the Registered Traveler Program (Version 1.7).
In April 2008, the TSA determined that Version 1.7 of the RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification satisfies the agency’s current requirements. As always, TSA reserves the right to solicit additional public comment in the future if necessary. Such public comment and further review may necessitate changes to TSA's interoperability requirements and may require modifications to the Technical Interoperability Specification.
The RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification was created in record time over the summer of 2006 by a dedicated team of professionals from the RTIC Service Provider Council and led by Conor White, Chair of the RTIC Technical Interoperability Working Group. The RTIC Technical Interoperability Specification outlines the technical requirements necessary for an interoperable Registered Traveler (RT) program. Interoperability is the critical keystone in the RT program that allows cards, regardless of the service provider from which they were issued, to be read and accepted by other providers’ operating at participating airports. RT lanes are operational and interoperable today at airports across the country.