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TSA Names Dallas/Love Field, Memphis International Airport and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport as Gateway Airports, Allowing General Aviation Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Dallas/Love Field Airport (DAL), Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) as the newest “Gateway” airports, allowing certain pre-cleared general aviation operations, including corporate aircraft, charter flights, and on-demand operations, to fly directly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

The Problems of Mishandled Baggage in Our Aviation System

Speech
May 3, 2006 Good morning Mr. Chairman, Congressman Costello, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. I am pleased to have the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to discuss the problems of mishandled baggage in our aviation system and TSA’s efforts to reduce them.

TSA Announces Next Steps for Registered Traveler Program – Agency will launch at 10-20 airports

Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced its intent to proceed with Registered Traveler (RT) in the second half of 2006. TSA will be prepared for a roll-out at 10 to 20 airports. These airports will come on line as the private sector operators make the necessary business arrangements with host airports and air carriers and get security approval from TSA for the proposed configuration.

TSA Appoints Director of Privacy Policy and Compliance

Press Release
Agency Veteran Tapped to Head Key Office WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Peter Pietra has been named the agency’s Director of Privacy Policy and Compliance. Pietra’s appointment, along with expanded staffing of the office, manifests TSA’s continued commitment to the development of a vigorous program that implements privacy policy, privacy awareness, and privacy compliance functions.

TSA Unveils Mobile Security Checkpoint Pilot Program with Maryland Transit Authority

Press Release
Hanover, Md. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), today announced a Mobile Security Checkpoint (MSC) pilot program to screen MARC passengers and their bags for explosive material. Passenger screening will be conducted at the Dorsey Road MARC commuter rail station, April 4-28, 2006. Screening will occur every weekday for four weeks between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

TSA Establishes Permanent Screening Operations at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that it has established a screening presence at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Wall Street. This operation represents the first time since TSA’s inception that it has assigned screening personnel and equipment to a heliport facility.

TSA revokes certification for J.H. World Express for security violations at LAX to ensure safe transport of cargo on commercial aircraft

Press Release
Washington, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Los Angeles based J.H. World Express, Inc. does not meet security standards and will have its indirect air carrier certification revoked for shipments on passenger aircraft. After repeated security infractions, the company is being notified today and will be able to re-apply for certification in 90 days.

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