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TSA Gears Up for Holiday Season Air Travel

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is moving to duplicate, over the upcoming Holiday Season, the short wait times at security checkpoints that air travelers experienced over Thanksgiving. Data collected by TSA over the Thanksgiving Holiday showed an average passenger wait time of 12 minutes during peak travel periods, with overall wait times averaging less than four minutes. Year-end holiday travel typically is not as concentrated as Thanksgiving, but offers other challenges including families traveling together and the need to move gifts through security systems.

TSA Pledges Additional $21.9 Million for Chicago O’Hare Security

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TSA's total commitment for O'Hare is now $59.4 million

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rear Adm. David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today announced the agency is providing an additional $21.9 million for security systems to handle growing passenger traffic at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

TSA Asks Air Travelers to ‘Partner’ on Security Screening During the Holidays

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

'Partnership is the key to success,' says Admiral Stone

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today encouraged air travelers to become partners over the holiday season in ensuring security and minimizing passenger wait-times at screening checkpoints.

TSA Names New Head of Aviation Operations, FSD for Las Vegas Airport

Press Release

U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Jim Blair as the Assistant Administrator for Aviation Operations. He replaces Ken Kasprisin, who has held the job in an acting capacity and will return to Minneapolis-St. Paul as Area Director/Federal Security Director.

TSA Launches Prototype Phase of New Biometric ID Card for Transportation Workers

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today began testing the technology and business processes involved in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program at the Port of Long Beach Container Terminal. The Prototype will expand to 34 sites in six states and will last seven months.

TSA's Screener Partnership Program Ready For Airport Applicants

Press Release
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that the agency is ready to accept applications from commercial airports that wish to participate in the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). This option will allow participants to choose security screeners employed by qualified private companies while maintaining TSA standards and government oversight.

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