TSA May Be Fired in NYC
If they can’t get the job done, why not replace them with those who can do the job?
That’s the warning from authorities at the nation’s most congested and busiest airports and the Transportation Security Administration.
Airports are starting to take matters into their own hands.
In an unusual, strongly worded letter to the TSA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey — which oversees the New York City area’s three major airports — has essentially threatened to fire the TSA by privatizing their passenger screening process.The letter mentioned the “inadequacy of TSA passenger screening,” fears of widespread “customer dissatisfaction” and described wait times as “abysmal.”Read MoreFrom mid-March to mid-April, there were hundreds of times that passenger waits lasted more than 20 minutes — and sometimes more than 55 minutes, the letter said. “The patience of the flying public has reached a breaking point,” said the letter from Port Authority Aviation Department Director Thomas Bosco and Chief Security Officer Thomas Belfiore.