June 14, 2016
GGA APPLAUDS NEW TEMPORARY PRECHECK CENTERS; PERMANENT SITES STILL NEEDED
(NEW YORK) ― Global Gateway Alliance Chairman Joseph Sitt released the following statement today in response to a commitment from the TSA to open three additional, temporary PreCheck enrollment centers in the metropolitan area to meet an increase in demand for the program:
“We’re glad TSA is finally taking steps to address the demands made by both GGA and New York area passengers to enroll more people in PreCheck by opening enrollment centers that are convenient to passengers, but temporary fixes are not the answer.
"It's just common sense to put enrollment centers in places that meet passengers where they are, rather than in far-off and hard-to-find locations, and now TSA needs to make this move permanent. The PreCheck program has the potential to curb lines in the long term while boosting the region's security, but it cannot succeed without proper marketing and availability.”
The Penn Station enrollment center will be open in the United Airlines ticket office from July 11-29. Two airport enrollment centers will be open from July 12-16 at the Hilton Hotel-JFK Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel.
Link to AP story with full information on the TSA initiative here: http://abc7ny.com/travel/tsa-adds-temporary-precheck-enrollment-centers-in-nyc-area-/1404293/