Two Montana airports approved for private screeners

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Montana Standard: Airport may use private screeners

    Butte’s Bert Mooney Airport is one step closer to using a private company, not the TSA, to screen passengers. On Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration ruled that the airport, along with Gallatin Airport Authority in Bozeman, could participate in the “screening partnership program” as long as a qualified company is in place to do the work.

    “It’s a good deal,” airport director Pat Shea told The Montana Standard. “We’re excited about it.”
    Bert Mooney had twice previously attempted to join the program, but was denied each time. The third request, however, proved to be the charm. Shea thinks it will help improve the travel experience for local fliers. “Privatization has proven to be more efficient, to have better customer service,” he said.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Would be nice if we have a tote board showing the move from TSA to private screeners. There would be no movement if everyone is happy with TSA.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not certain on that. It's possible that some airports simply won't bother to attempt replacing the TSA with a bunch of contractors who are forced to operate under the same stupid "SSI" horsepuckey that a full-blown TSA-operated airport uses.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle: TSA approves Bozeman airport bid for private security

    The Transportation Security Administration has approved the Gallatin Airport Authority’s request to use a private firm for airport security. The federal government will next solicit applications from various private security firms vying to protect Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
  5. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    It's the "safety" procedures that have to change, not so much the personnel enforcing the procedures. And from a business standpoint I wonder how many TSA employees these private security contractors will hire considering they've already been "trained" in the procedures. A former boss once told me that he can train people how to do the job but he can't train them to be nice. Just because someone smiles and is polite while they are molesting me makes no difference. I'm still being violated and my 4th Amendment rights are still being ignored.
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I wonder if a "Red State" might be more inclined to follow-up on complaints of such violation by a private contractor?
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The way I see it if you vote for the current administration you know what kind of TSA you are going to get. More Nappy, more Pistole, and more of the same TSA BS. If your happy with that then vote Obama.

    If you want even a little bit of a chance for change then you have to vote for the other guy, not matter how distasteful that might be.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The evil one with Chertoff on his staff? Or Gary Johnson?
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Johnson's no prize. He's a LINO. But still a better choice than either Karl Marx or Nehemiah Scudder, which ain't sayin' much.
    Elizabeth Conley and Caradoc like this.
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    "...If This Goes On."
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    You know as well as I that either Obama or Romney will be elected for the next presidential term. I would love to have a wider choice but its not in the cards this time around.
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The more people are aware that Romney's "change" for the TSA will most likely receive input from the jackwagon who put most of the procedures in place, and is still profiting from them, the lower I see his chances.

    It's rather weird to me that the DNC didn't bother to so much as mention the TSA, while the RNC mentioned reining them in - but the RNC's major contributors stand to pocket a crapload of money from privatizing the actual screeners while leaving the policy-making in the same stupid hands it's been in all along.
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KXLF: Butte airport getting privatized security

    Butte's Bert Mooney airport will soon be getting privatized security. The transportation security administration recently announced the approval for private security after the airport submitted an application to have a private company run security operations, rather than the TSA. The TSA says the next step in the process is now to submit Request for Proposal to seek a qualified company to provide security screening services.
  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I, too, am skeptical about the chances of a non-Obomney presidency, but screw it - I'm voting Stein or Johnson anyway. I'd at least like to see enough of a percentage for non-Republocrat candidates that it scares the Republocrats into taking a good, long look at how they treat the people.

    Caradoc - I always seem to see that word, jackwagon, in use when discussions of Mormon folks (in this case, Romney) are underway. Weird.

    Mike - At first, I read that as "Butt Money Airport." I think I need to speed up this coffee-drinking business.
  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Confirmation bias.


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