Purdue researchers help measure benefits of TSA pre-check

A study at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has found that new Pre-Check procedures may shave more than 11 minutes off a passenger's security screening.

The study results come as the Transportation Security Administration announced this week that it has enrolled more than 1 million people in its Pre-Check program.  

"Airports and the TSA invest considerable resources to provide a safe and efficient transportation experience," said Sarah Hubbard, assistant professor of aviation technology, who led the study. "Our goal was to provide a quantitative assessment on the impact of new checkpoint initiatives to CVG management."

During the two-month study period, on average, the median wait time for expedited service was 2.4 minutes whereas the median wait time for standard service was approximately 8.9 minutes, resulting in a savings of nearly 6.5 minutes for expedited service. The expedited screening led to more than 26,000 person-hour savings in wait time in the two-month study.

Read more about the study results from Purdue News Service.

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