The Transportation Security Administration
brought a variety of weapons -- including grenades, a pipe bomb, and a belt made of bullets -- to Newark Liberty International Airport this week to remind travelers that the items are not allowed on commercial flights.
In announcing the new agency, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta said, ``We need to tap into the expertise of the private sector as we shape the Transportation Security Administration
, the first federal agency of the 21st century.
The Air Transport Association worked with the Air Line Pilots Association International and the Transportation Security Administration
to develop the program.
TSA to launch trial known-traveler screening program this year The Transportation Security Administration
this year will launch a pilot program through a partnership with Customs and Border Protection and U.
commercial jetliners with bombs surgically implanted in their bodies, Transportation Security Administration
officials said Wednesday.
TSA to fire more than 30 Honolulu International Airport employees The United States Transportation Security Administration
(TSA), according to a federal probe, said today it plans to fire more than 30 Honolulu International Airport employees in connection with an investigation of not properly screening passenger bags.
A former Transportation Security Administration
agent who allegedly stole items worth $5,000 from travelers at Orlando International Airport turned himself in to authorities this week.
The law requires Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to draft new regulations for the system of sensitive security information administered by the Transportation Security Administration
The new rules increased wait times at some large airports, Transportation Security Administration
James Bennett, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, said "the current system of screening checked baggage at our two airports, which is solely and exclusively the responsibility of the federal government, is not capable of meeting the current demand, is operationally inefficient, consumes an inordinate amount of Transportation Security Administration
resources and is incapable of meeting the projected demand for our airports.
Sales are improving for airport retailers since the Transportation Security Administration
eased rules banning liquids and gels on flights.
With regard to Registered Traveler, a program currently under development by the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) to offer expedited screening for passengers who volunteer to participate, Connors said, "The Registered Traveler program is a good example of how smart risk management can both enhance the airport experience and allow greater focus on finding potential bad guys.
However, critics say the program won't succeed because its benefits aren't worth the $100 each applicant must pay to the Transportation Security Administration
in addition to the member fee.
Purchased by the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA), the next-generation passenger security screening systems provide a high level of accuracy and speed.
Canines supplement security at RDU airport Dogs working with the Transportation Security Administration
are tasked with detecting explosives at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.