TSA delays change that would have allowed small knives

April 23, 2013

Transportation Security Administration agents check a traveler’s luggage. (Andrew Burton/Reuters)

Officials at the Transportation Security Administration have postponed implementation of a policy set to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to bring small knives onto airplanes, reports The Post’s Josh Hicks on the Federal Eye blog.

The delay comes after labor groups representing security and airline workers complained  that the policy change announced in March did not take into account the safety of travelers and workers. Members of Congress also urged TSA to delay implementing the change.

“In order to accommodate further input from the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which includes representatives from the aviation community, passenger advocates, law enforcement experts and other stakeholders, TSA will temporarily delay implementation of changes,” a TSA spokesperson said. “This timing will enable TSA to incorporate the ASAC’s feedback about the changes.”

Read more here on the Federal Eye blog.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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