The biometric-based CLEAR trusted traveler program in the USA is hoping to make a comeback this autumn following confirmation that Alclear has acquired the assets of Verified Identity Pass Inc. out of bankruptcy protection.
The company said it has plans to re-launch CLEAR in select major airports with enrollment for new customers expected to begin this summer. The subscription terms of nearly 160,000 previous members will be honored, the company said.
Pricing plans will include: $179.00 per year flat fee for unlimited use or a family plan, for an additional $50.00 on top of the unlimited plan.
Importantly AlClear did not acquire any airport contracts: these were reportedly voided in the bankruptcy court.
CLEAR’s Board of Directors will include Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Craig Coy, former President and COO of L3 Communications’ Homeland Security Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority, and Robert LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions.
In its latest financial results L-1 said that as a result of Alclear winning the competitive bid for Verified Identity Pass’ assets, L-1 will become the exclusive provider of hardware, software, integration and operation of the new program in all airports when related contracts are finalized and the program is implemented.