TSA Looks To Reduce Screenings At Smaller Airports

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) –  The transportation security administration is apparently considering an end of passenger screenings at dozens of smaller airports across the country. 

Although the TSA says no operational changes would be made without a risk assessment there is a plan being floated to cut security at 150 smaller airports. It’s an idea that is based on worst case scenario budget cuts.

This idea is a normal course of events as part of a budget exercise former chairman of the National Transporation and Safety Board Mark Rosenker says there is still be security just not the same kind of TSA security as it larger airports and the TSA is integral

The TSA is one that clearly has been marked as a program that's necessary and must remain intact in order to be able to secure those of her flying in the United States,” he said.

In a statement the WBZ NewsRadio1030,  the TSA says any potential operational changes to better allocate limited taxpayer resources are simply part of pre decisional discussions and deliberations.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Ben Parker reports.

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