26 June, 2009
The Transportation Security Administration has expanded its Black Diamond lanes at Orlando International Airport in the space once occupied by the Clear registered traveler program, says a spokesperson for the airport. The Black Diamond program enables travelers to choose a lane based on their travel experience or who they are traveling with.
The kiosks and systems that were once in place have been dismantled, the spokesperson says. Orlando was the first airport to start using the Clear program.
The Clear registered traveler program shut down on June 22. According to a message in the Web site, “Clear’s parent company, Verified Identity Pass, Inc. has been unable to negotiate an agreement with its senior creditor to continue operations.”
The program operated at 20 airports and served 250,000 customers.