TSA considers dropping security screenings at smaller airports


The Transportation Safety Administration is revisiting a proposal to eliminate screenings at smaller airports in the nation — a move that could affects airports in North Dakota.

Right now, the TSA screens passengers at nearly 440 airports nationwide. 

Under the proposal, that number could drop by nearly one-third. 

According to internal documents obtained by CNN, the agency is considering ending security screenings at more than 150 small and medium sized airports – airports that operate commercial flights with no more than 60 passengers. 

The TSA says the proposal is nothing new — it is simply resurrecting an idea they have explored before, as far back as 2011. 

Under the proposal, passengers and luggage arriving from smaller airports would still be screened before getting on connecting flights at major airports. 

And by eliminating screening at smaller airports, the TSA could save $115 million a year and funnel that savings to boost security at larger, busier airports. 

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