RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF TSA’S TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM, PRE✓™ AND THE BLUE RIBBON PANEL
WHEREAS, travel and tourism supports 14.4 million jobs across the nation and generated $1.9 trillion in economic output for the U.S. economy in 2011; and
WHEREAS, each day in the United States, roughly two million people travel by air; and
WHEREAS, implementing a key component of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security, TSA PRE✓™ enhances aviation security by placing more focus on pre-screening individuals who volunteer to participate in order to expedite the travel experience; and
WHEREAS, PRE✓™ has now screened over 1 million passengers,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration for its intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security and expanding PRE✓™ to an additional 28 airports in 2012; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors supports expanding enrollment opportunities in PRE✓™ to make the program accessible to more Americans, which will improve the efficiency of security screening and increase travel.