The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has laid down the law for the unpopular Transportation Security Administration- become more efficient or be replaced by private security forces.
According to CBS2, the Port Authority sent a letter to the TSA, warning them that they will be replaced if they continue to cause long lines and delays.
“We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger services”, the letter reads.
Citing that long lines at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports are inundating the Authority with complaints from passengers, airlines and airport officials alike, the less-than-efficient TSA is on the ropes with the Port Authority, to no one’s surprise.
With private security companies already running security for over 22 of the nation’s major airports, travel expert Peter Trabucco says travelers should not be concerned if the transition takes place, citing that “the processes and protocols are all set up.”
“Time would tell if it would work or not,” he said. “It depends on the company, it depends on how serious they are. Some are good, some are bad. I still feel the TSA itself has a very, very tough job.”
The TSA is currently trying to get more funding so that they can hire more personnel and institute a “pre-check” system that screens them before traveling.
The TSA has been the subject of much debate since its creation, with The Federalist dubbing it “the most monstrously incompetent agency in history.”
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