Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program
The prototype phase of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program was launched in November 2004 at the Port of Long Beach Container Terminal and was to "expand to 34 sites in six states and [was to] last seven months." 
"The TWIC is a tamper-resistant credential that contains biometric information about the holder that renders the card useless to anyone other than the rightful owner. Using this biometric data, each transportation facility can verify the identity of a worker and prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing secure areas." 
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- "Department of Homeland Security Launches Prototype Phase of New Biometric ID Card for Transportation Workers," Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, November 17, 2004.
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