Report: TSA Considering Eliminating Security at Smaller Airports

by Daniel McCarthy

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering ending security at small airports—those that serve planes with 60 seats or fewer—around the country, according to a CNN report.

The move would allow the TSA to focus its resources at larger airports, CNN says, which cited internal documents from a TSA working group for its report. More than $115 million would be able to be allocated to larger airports if the move is made.

According to CNN, small-airport passengers would be screened when they arrive at major airports for connecting flights, instead of having them join the already screened population at the larger airport.

There is no public timeline on TSA making the decision to go ahead with the plan. Security experts have raised concerns about the plan.

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