In a couple of weeks, a program known as TSA Pre-Check will let travelers at certain airports walk through security without taking off their shoes or pulling out their laptops.
Transportation Security Administration officials said people who provide the government with personal information, pay $100 and pass a background check can get a special traveler card.
The government would consider travelers with a card low-risk, so they would only have to walk through a metal detector at airport security.
"The idea is we focus on individuals that we know less about and therefore better screen those individuals," said Aaron Batt, acting federal security director.
People traveling in and and out of the Indianapolis International Airport Monday told RTV6's Rafael Sanchez they hope the planned expansion will go national faster.
"Anything that makes going to the airport easier is fine with me," Grant Reed said.
"As long as it is secure," said Janet DeArmond.
TSA said Pre-Check passengers are not getting a pass on following federal airport regulations.
"Passengers are still going through screening and layers if security," said TSA spokesperson James Fotenos. "There is no way to fully eliminate risk, our job is to mitigate it and minimize it."
Once a traveler card is issued, it's good for five years.
Frequent fliers can bypass the $100 fee by asking their airline carrier to sign them up for the program.
Copyright Copyright 2012 by
All rights reserved.
This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.