TSA Expedites Security Checks With New Test Program
The initiative allows passengers to walk through a designated lane without removing their shoes and belts and skip other screening steps.
Nico Melendez is a spokesperson for the TSA. “If there are some passengers out there that we have more information on, we know they probably aren’t the threat that we’re looking for," he said. "So if we can make the haystack smaller and make it easier for us to look for that needle, then we’re gonna do it.”
The pilot program will be tested in 20 additional airports this year, including Phoenix and Houston.