TSA is testing a new self-service ID verification system meant to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by reducing physical contact between travelers and screening officers.
The Transportation, DHS, and HHS departments made recommendations in a report with guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading coronavirus by air travel.
A TSA official charges that the agency helped spread COVID-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners.
DHS is looking for a streamlined solution that screens passengers and their belongings together, in a single step, replacing the two-step process that exist at airports today.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says states can allow Real ID applicants to submit the required documents electronically in an effort to help meet the October 1, 2020 deadline for enhanced driver’s licenses.
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If successful, a self-screening solution would bring shorter lines and fewer pat-downs. And that may be just the selling point TSA PreCheck has been looking for all along.
TSA officials -- the people who help keep our skies safe -- are reportedly short-staffed, poorly paid and suffer meager morale.