Latest Transportation Security Administration News

TSA requires rail and airports to strengthen cybersecurity

Dec. 02, 2021 14:45 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is issuing new directives and recommendations aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity defenses of U.S. rail and airport operators. The Biden administration said the requirements made public Thursday are...

TSA: Passenger had handgun in backpack at Boston airport

Nov. 30, 2021 12:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Maine man was stopped at Boston's Logan International Airport last week with a 9mm handgun and a gun magazine in his backback, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man was stopped at about 5:30 a.m. Friday at a Terminal B security...

TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge. Administrator David Pekoske said...

Air travel in Wisconsin returning to pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 16, 2021 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin airports are returning to pre-pandemic traffic levels as the busy holiday season gets underway. Dane County Regional Airport has seen traffic increase every month this year since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available, officials...

Travelers face security delays at Newark's Terminal A

Nov. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Travelers will face security delays, especially during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, because of construction at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal A, officials said Monday. Transportation Security Administration officials said one...

Minot lawmaker barred from flight after run-in with TSA

Oct. 28, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport this week after a run-in with a security agent during a pat down. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoverson says he and his wife were planning to travel Monday for their...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

TSA: Set of throwing knives won't cut it on airplane

Oct. 18, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Knives are not allowed on commercial aircraft, so a set of knives certainly won't fly. A half-dozen throwing knives were seized from a passenger's carry-on baggage over the weekend at the Portland International Jetport, the Transportation Security...