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April 08, 2019 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration announced today that the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee has been established in accordance with Section 1969 of Public Law No: 115-254. The STSAC will be composed of voting...
April 08, 2019 | Local Press Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) honored the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) with the prestigious Gold Standard Award at a meeting of the transit agency’s Board of Directors Monday evening. TSA...
April 08, 2019 | Local Press Release
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—A Wayne County, West Virginia, man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the Huntington Tri-State Airport checkpoint this morning, April 8.TSA officers stopped the Genoa,...
April 08, 2019
WASHINGTON – The number of firearms caught by Transportation Security Administration officers at checkpoints at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) have increased at an alarming rate this year as TSA officers caught the ninth gun of the...
April 07, 2019 | Local Press Release
LINTHICUM, Md. – A Fairfax County, Virginia, man was arrested Friday, April 5, at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers caught him with a handgun in his carry-on bag. It...
April 05, 2019 | Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man was arrested on Thursday evening, April  4, after Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport caught him trying to bring a loaded gun past a security...
April 05, 2019 | Local Press Release
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Transportation Security Administration has been working closely with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority in Central Massachusetts during the course of the past 20 months to help ensure that the mass transit agency has...
April 05, 2019 | Local Press Release
ABILENE, Tex. – A temporary TSA Pre✓® application center will be open at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) for two weeks in April.The application center, which will be located in an RV parked outside the baggage claim area at the airport, will be open...
April 04, 2019 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH – A Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) today, April 4, when they detected a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.The Irwin,...
April 04, 2019 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration is reminding travelers that beginning October 1, 2020, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, or another acceptable form of identification, to fly within the United...
April 02, 2019 | Local Press Release
PORTLAND, Maine – A Maine girl battling a life-threatening autoimmune disease dreamed of going to Disney World. Thanks to the collaboration of Disney, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Transportation Security Administration team at Portland...
April 02, 2019 | Local Press Release
BURLINGTON, Vt. –  On the busiest travel days this spring, TSA officers at Burlington International Airport will screen more than 2,800 passengers per day.Nationally, the number of passengers expected to fly this spring is expected to be the highest...
April 02, 2019 | Local Press Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) checkpoint this morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun was detected in a passenger’s...
April 01, 2019 | Local Press Release
ALCOA, Tenn. – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) checkpoint this morning. At approximately 6:45 a.m., a loaded Charter .38-caliber handgun was detected in a passenger’s carry-on...
April 01, 2019 | Local Press Release
NEWARK, N.J. – A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, man found out that Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport were not joking this April Fool’s Day when they stopped him from bringing a handgun onto an...
April 01, 2019 | Local Press Release
BOSTON – Transportation Security Administration officers at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) stopped a Norfolk County, Massachusetts, man from bringing a loaded handgun onto an airplane yesterday, Sunday, March 31. It marked the fourth gun...
April 01, 2019 | Local Press Release
PORTLAND, Ore. – With a record number of people expected to depart Portland International Airport (PDX) during the 2019 spring break travel season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today provided tips and advice to make the travel...
March 29, 2019 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va.—An area man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a loaded handgun at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Thursday, March 28th. It marked the fourth gun that TSA officers have caught at the airport so...
March 29, 2019 | Local Press Release
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm this morning, March 29, at the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID). This was the second firearm intercepted at the CID checkpoint so far this calendar year, compared...
March 28, 2019 | Local Press Release
PITTSBURGH – A West Virginia woman was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) on Wednesday, March 27, when they detected a loaded handgun in her backpack.The Monongalia County, West...
March 28, 2019 | National Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today awarded Smiths Detection, Inc. of Edgewood, Md., a $96.8 million contract for 300 Computed Tomography (CT) systems and associated ancillary equipment and services over five years. The...
March 28, 2019 | Local Press Release
WARWICK, R.I. – The number of passengers expected to fly this spring is expected to be the highest in years with more than 2.2 million passengers per day expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints during the popular...
March 27, 2019 | Local Press Release
BOISE, Idaho – Officers with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Boise Airport discovered a loaded firearm in the carry-on luggage of a female traveler ticketed for travel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Wednesday morning...
March 26, 2019 | Local Press Release
NORFOLK, Va.—A local man was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with a handgun at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Tuesday, March 26, marking the third firearm that TSA officers have caught at the airport’s checkpoints...
March 26, 2019 | Local Press Release
SEATTLE - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Paine Field Airport (PAE) is prepared for a busy spring break travel season. Departing passenger volumes are projected to increase starting...

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