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An expedited screening program called PreCheck was supposed to be the answer to maddeningly long security lines at the airport. But four years after its launch, the Transportation Security Administration is far short of enrolling enough travelers to make a difference, spelling trouble for summer travel season. The TSA cut its airport screener staff by 10 percent in the past three years, anticipating PreCheck would speed up the process. PreCheck lanes can screen 300 passengers an hour, twice that of standard lanes.The TSA offered Congress a lofty goal of having 25 million fliers enrolled in the program. For now though, the agency is relocating 28 of its 142 canine teams to the 20 busiest airports so it can randomly put more fliers into PreCheck. The TSA won't say which airports are losing the teams and could therefore have longer lines.An additional 200 screeners are being trained each week, but that is offset by the average 103 screeners the TSA loses weekly through attrition.
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