Latest Transportation Security Administration News

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

Biden administration to increase pay for airport screeners

Jun. 03, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the Transportation Security Administration to...

US pipelines ordered to increase cyber defenses after hack

May. 27, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. pipeline operators will be required for the first time to conduct a cybersecurity assessment under a Biden administration directive in response to the ransomware hack that disrupted gas supplies in several states this month. The Transportation...

Hack prompts new security regulations for US pipelines

May. 25, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will issue cybersecurity regulations in the coming days for U.S. pipeline operators following a ransomware attack that led to fuel shortages across much of the Eastern Seaboard. The Transportation Security Administration, which...

Travelers in Salt Lake City warned about guns in luggage

May. 19, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A travel security agency said there was an increase in the number of guns detected at security checkpoints at Salt Lake City International Airport, even as air travel declined during the coronavirus pandemic. Transportation Security Administration...

Americans set another pandemic-era record for air travel

May. 10, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

Americans set a record for pandemic-era air travel, then broke it again over the Mother's Day holiday weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said that slightly more than 1.7 million people were screened at airport checkpoints on Sunday, the highest number...

US sets pandemic-era high for air travel, over 1.6 million

May. 03, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

The United States set another record for the number of air travelers since the pandemic set in, although passenger numbers remain far below 2019 levels. More than 1.6 million people were screened at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday, according to the Transportation...

US extends face-mask requirement on planes until September

Apr. 30, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’re traveling on a plane, train or bus, don’t put that face mask away yet. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday it will extend its mask requirement, which also applies in airports and train stations, through Sept. 13. The...

Portland airport sees more passengers, guns in carry-on bags

Apr. 16, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Travel is increasing in Oregon and so are the instances of Transportation Security Administration agents finding guns in carry-on luggage, officials said. At the Portland International Airport, travel increased in March, especially during spring...

Air travelers top 1.5 million for first time in over a year

Mar. 22, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

More than 1.5 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Sunday, the largest number since the pandemic tightened its grip on the United States more than a year ago. It marked the 11th straight day that the Transportation Security Administration...