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2006 Archives

TSA Expands Explosives Detection Capability at Kansas City International Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the deployment of five Reveal explosives detection systems (EDS) for screening checked baggage at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The Reveal CT-80 machines are smaller in size and are less than half the price of other EDS machines currently in use at commercial airports nationwide.

Trace Portal Machines Deployed to Albuquerque International Sunport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that it has deployed two explosives detection trace portals to the passenger security checkpoint at Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). The state-of-the-art machines further enhance TSA’s ability to detect explosives at the checkpoint and have added customer service benefits.

TSA Prepares for 200 Million Passengers during Busiest Summer Travel Season on Record

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it has prepared its workforce and airport operations to ensure the highest levels of security and customer service for travelers this busy summer travel season. TSA also reminds travelers to plan ahead, using the resources available at www.tsa.gov, including travel tips, airport-by-airport wait times during peak hours, and a detailed list of prohibited items.

TSA Issues New Regulations to Substantially Strengthen Air Cargo Security

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today continued comprehensive efforts to strengthen air cargo security by announcing requirements designed to protect the more than 50,000 tons of cargo that is transported aboard passenger and all-cargo aircraft each day. The security requirements mark the first substantial changes to air cargo regulations since 1999, and represent a joint government-industry vision of an enhanced security baseline.

TSA Federalizes Rota International Airport, Northern Marianas

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the successful federalization of Rota International Airport, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Small and remote, the island airport provides direct commercial airline service to Guam and Japan. There are now over 450 airports with a federal TSA presence.

TSA Denies Annual Air Cargo Security Program Approval for Aramex International Courier and Revokes Approval for Inter-Shipping Chartering Corporation Companies cited for repeated security violations

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Aramex International Courier (Aramex), with facilities in New York and the Washington area, has been denied its request for renewal of TSA approval to operate as an Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) because of repeated security violations.

DHS Issues Proposed Rulemaking for Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard today took another step toward the implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) by approving proposed regulations for a biometric-based identification credential for port workers. The notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days and lays out specific details on the program. The public will have forty-five days to comment and four public meetings will be hosted by TSA and Coast Guard to solicit public input.

TSA-Certified Canine Teams Begin Patrolling Baltimore Mass Transit System Baltimore among first to have full compliment of three canines as part of national program

Press Release
BALTIMORE, Md. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) announced that three explosives detection canine teams are now providing security for MARC, MTA buses and light rail. The teams are part of a joint effort between the federal TSA and local MTA and MdTA to provide authorities with a reliable, efficient and mobile tool to enhance security.

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