Nov 21, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After recent controversy surrounding the Transportation Security Administration’s security screenings, the director of Charlotte’s airport said he wants a private company to take over the job.
Federal law allows airports to replace TSA agents with private security guards. Right now, 17 airports across the country do this, and the Orlando Sanford Airport in Florida plans to be the 18th in January.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport Director Jerry Orr said he’s wanted a private firm to do security screenings since 2001, when the TSA was created. He named a couple of reasons for that: First, a private firm would be more economical.
â€œThe joke in the industry is TSA stands for Thousands Standing Around,” Orr said.
This article was posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 6:05 am