Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement Acting Assistant Administrator Christine Griggs and TSA Office of Security Operations Deputy Assistant Administrator Stacey Fitzmaurice address TSA’s approach to public engagement.
Flying within the U.S. this summer? You’re not alone. Experts estimate that more people are taking to the skies this year than ever before, with 40 million Americans traveling on Memorial Day weekend alone. Want to get through security as fast as possible, while still being safe? Check out these tips for domestic travel from your friends at TSA.
The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the start of the summer travel period, typically marked by the Memorial Day holiday weekend and continuing through Labor Day. Record numbers of passengers are expected at airports this summer, with peak travel periods occurring in June and July, including the July 4th weekend. During the busiest days of the summer, TSA will screen more than 2.5 million passengers per day.
Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® – without any extra effort.
Do you have TSA Pre✓®? The expedited screening program is one way that you can shorten your wait at the security checkpoint this summer.
The TSA Administrator and I both appreciate the recent support we have received from Congress to aggressively address increased air travel and reduce wait times at TSA screening points in U.S. airports. In the face of increased air travel volume, we will not compromise aviation security. We are quickly and aggressively surging resources to keep travelers moving through airports, and to keep them safe.
TSA Administrator Admiral Neffenger and I are acutely aware of the significant increase in travelers and longer wait times at airports, and their projected growth over the summer. With this in mind, and given the current threat environment, last month I directed TSA to take a number of steps.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) addresses TSA’s efforts in securing the nation’s transportation systems.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Chief Risk Officer Ken Fletcher addresses TSA’s Pre✓® program.