TSA Rolls Out New Security Rules
Updated: Jul 31, 2012 2:23 PM
By Stacy Jacobson, Gilmer, Harrison and Lewis County Reporter
BRIDGEPORT – The Transportation Security Administration has changed its focus at security checkpoints.
TSA spokesman Kawika Riley visited the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport Tuesday.
The TSA has tried to make checkpoints faster for what Riley called “low-risk groups” like children and the elderly. Frequent fliers and other pre-certified passengers will also be able to skip security checkpoint practices like taking off your shoes and removing liquid items.
Riley said every passenger still will be still be screened adequately.
“We can take resources and focus them more on other areas where they may be a greater risk. So, what we want to do is get away from that one-size-fits-all model and be smarter about how we approach security,” Riley said.
Riley wouldn’t comment whether the TSA planned to change security at small, regional airports. He said it was best to focus resources on more heavily-traveled hubs.
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