We reported in a post last month, on a Registered Travel Program. USAToday reported yesterday that the TSA has reversed its plan to charge $100 a year per passenger to use the Registered security lines. Their portion will now be only $30. Travellers would have to pay $80 or more to the companies that enroll them, produce the identity cards, and manage the lines. That would put the cost at $110. If the TSA requires a criminal background check in addition to the terrorism assessment, that would rise by $20.
The TSA had said the additional funds were needed to hire extra security personnel. However, the companies in question have said additional personnel would not be required. We will see what happens.