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2005 Archives

TSA’s New ‘Pledge to Travelers’ Emphasizes Security, Customer Service

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today unveiled its 'Pledge to Travelers,' a statement of rights and expectations for all persons who go through the screening process at America's airports. The Pledge is TSA's latest demonstration of the agency's ongoing commitment to customer service in the fulfillment of its security mandate.

TSA Begins Background Checks on Hazmat Drivers

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began the second phase of the Hazmat Threat Assessment Program today with the fingerprinting of commercial truck drivers applying to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on their state-issued commercial drivers license (CDL).

Jacksonville International Airport To Receive an Explosives Trace Detection Portal

Press Release

TSA continues to expand explosives capability at passenger security checkpoints.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Jacksonville International Airport will begin using an explosives trace portal machine to screen passengers starting today. The equipment is part of the Phase II pilot program to test and evaluate this state-of-the-art technology for checking passengers for explosives at the nation's security checkpoints. Jacksonville is the seventh airport to receive this technology.

TSA Names Dereck Starks Federal Security Director for Spokane International Airport

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Dereck Starks as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Spokane International Airport. Mr. Starks has served as the Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening at O'Hare International Airport since May of 2004.

TSA, Metro Transit Police Team Up to Bolster Security for Inauguration Week

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metro Transit Police and the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are collaborating to enhance security and provide a safe environment at Metrorail stations and on trains during the days surrounding the 55th Presidential Inauguration, officials announced today. The inauguration is Thursday, January 20.

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