Watching their own exits to cost small Iowa airport $93K annually [CID, MLI]

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Gazette: Security shift from TSA to airports could hit Eastern Iowa travelers: Travelers could end up paying higher fees under proposal (Aug 2 2013)

    A plan by the federal Transportation Security Administration to shift responsibility for some of the security at the nation’s airports could end up increasing air fares for travelers. The cost to The Eastern Iowa Airport would be $93,000 annually, said Tim Bradshaw, the airport’s director.


    The TSA has proposed shifting responsibility for exit lane security to local airport operators on Jan. 1, 2014, as part of its plan to cut its budget, in connection with the federal sequestration that requires a 10 percent across-the-board reduction. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s fiscal 2014 budget includes a reduction of 2,000 TSA positions and $88.1 million related to the exit lane transition to local control.


    “They’re doing this without going through the proper channels for a rule change. It really bothers me because we will have to pass this cost on to the airlines, and that will make its way back to the customer in the form of higher air fares.

    Meanwhile, at the next airport to the east ...

    Bruce Carter, director of aviation at the Quad City International Airport, also opposes the TSA decision. Carter estimates that taking over responsibility for exit lane security will cost the Moline, Ill., airport about $50,000 annually.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Anything that removes 2,000 morons from Federal employment is a good thing, but local airport authorities should be able to plan & implement their own ways of dealing with exit security.
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Why do you think TSA will reduce the number of screeners? I wouldn't bet on it.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From the article, and as already quoted above:

    They wouldn't deceive us, would they? :popcorn:
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'll believe it when it happens.
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    That's rhetorical, yes? No TSA employee would pass up a chance to mislead the public. After all, their very jobs depend on deception and a complete lack of anything resembling an ethical compass.

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