Transportation Security Administration http://wfae.org en TSA Shifts Exit Lane Security To Airport http://wfae.org/post/tsa-shifts-exit-lane-security-airport <p>The Transportation Security Administration says it will no longer staff passenger exits at Charlotte Douglas International Airport come January.&nbsp;</p><p>To plug the security gap, interim aviation director Brent Cagle says Charlotte will spend close to half a million dollars paying contract workers from the private firm G4S to man the exits for nine months.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">During that time, Charlotte officials will explore permanent options – including the possibility of technology to secure the exits.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:55:15 +0000 Julie Rose 38894 at http://wfae.org TSA Shifts Exit Lane Security To Airport Charlotte Airport Leads Nation In Expedited TSA Screening http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-airport-leads-nation-expedited-tsa-screening <p></p><p>The Transportation Security Administration has long been criticized for <em>reacting</em> to threats, rather than proactively preventing them: Someone tries sneak a liquid bomb onto a plane, so TSA limits the amount of liquid travelers can carry on.&nbsp; A guy disguises a bomb in his underwear so TSA installs bodyscanners at airports.&nbsp; But yesterday, the head of TSA was in Charlotte pitching a more targeted approach to airport screening. WFAE's Julie Rose reports:</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:37:47 +0000 Julie Rose 20094 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Airport Leads Nation In Expedited TSA Screening Guns At Airports Hit New High In 2012 http://wfae.org/post/guns-airports-hit-new-high-2012 <p></p><p>2012 was a banner year for guns in U.S. airports. The Transportation Security Administration seized more than 1,500 firearms at security checkpoints last year. That's up 14 percent over the previous year.&nbsp;</p><p>Atlanta led the list with 115 firearms seized at security checkpoints in 2012, according to preliminary TSA numbers.&nbsp; That makes some sense, since Atlanta is the busiest airport in the country.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:08:05 +0000 Julie Rose 18784 at http://wfae.org Guns At Airports Hit New High In 2012