Transportation IDs to be tested

| 9/26/2002

The Transportation Security Administration said it will begin testing identification cards for transportation workers, including truckers, at several cities across the country, AP reports.

The idea of ID cards have been proposed as a way to ease delays at ports, airports and borders. The new cards would be tested at airports in Los Angeles and Philadelphia and at the ports of Long Beach, CA and Wilmington, DE.

TSA chief James Loy said that the agency wanted to produce the prototype cards almost immediately, AP said, and that the ID card technology would be the basis for a "registered traveler program."