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NYC Airports May Pay Up to $8 Million a Year to Replace TSA’s Exit Security

Excerpt from The Star-Ledger

Dec 09, 2013 5:00 am

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The TSA would like to pass the cost burden of exit lane security over to local airports and focus solely on screening passengers and their things. Airports would rather not have to worry about security on their own.

— Samantha Shankman

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A plan by the Transportation Safety Administration to cease guarding exit lanes from secured areas of airports will cost the agency that runs the region’s three major airports $8 million a year, said a local group calling on the TSA to continue staffing the exit lanes.

“Our message to the TSA is clear — stop this plan. Their move is the embodiment of penny wise and pound foolish — impacting the maximum number of passengers while placing additional burdens on our local airports,” said Global Gateway Alliance Chairman Joe Sitt.

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