The Transportation Security Administration is willing to pay you to show them how to make the airport security lines less frustrating.
TSA is offering rewards totaling up to $15,000 for the best ideas for “queuing the system.” The person who submits the top reconfiguration receives $5,000.
But the agency is not looking for just a rough sketch. It says you must "provide a simulation modeling concept that can form the basis to plan, develop requirements, and design a queue appropriately." The idea must also come with evidence that it could actually work.
Over the past few years, the TSA has attempted to simplify the security lines by adding the new Pre-Check system and having fewer restrictions on what can be brought on board. But the various categories including Pre-Check, Premier and general boarding have caused some confusion at some airports.
The deadline for submissions to the TSA is August 15.