TSA is Testing New Automation Technology for Boarding Passes

According to this piece in the USA Today, TSA is testing a machine that automatically authenticates most forms of identification.  They’re testing it at Washington Dulles (IAD), my home airport, so I may get to try it soon.

I don’t really view this as a huge enhancement by the TSA that will speed up my experience.  I’m sure it will help weed out a few fraudulent documents, but I don’t really view that as speeding up the process.

What I do find impressive here is a demonstration, if only an insignificant one, that TSA istryingto improve the screening process for it’s customers.

We’ll see.

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