TSA Moves to Speed Up Lines at Nation’s Airports
The Transportation Security Administration announced plans to address the current delays at airport security checkpoints across the United States.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that the agency plans to increase the number of agents and canine teams at airports and expand TSA PreCheck, the trusted traveler program that allows travelers to go through an expedited screening process without taking off their shoes or removing laptops and liquids from their carry-on bags.
He also said that the TSA would look into delegating some tasks, such as returning bings to the front of the checkpoint lines, to airline or airport personnel.
“TSA Administrator Admiral Neffenger and I are acutely aware of the significant increase in travelers and longer wait times at airports, and their projected growth over the summer,” Johnson said in a statement.
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