TSA http://wkyufm.org en Faster Lines Coming to Airports in Tennessee http://wkyufm.org/post/faster-lines-coming-airports-tennessee <p>Airports in Nashville and Memphis will soon offer the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-check program. &nbsp;</p><p>According to the TSA, the program allows passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways to participate in expedited screening. Advantages include being able to leave on shoes, light outerwear and belts, not having to remove laptops from their cases and leaving liquid or gel bags in carry-ons.</p><p>Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens who have opted-in through a participating airline and members of one of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs.&nbsp;</p><p>Pre-check should be available in Nashville by April 1st. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:30:38 +0000 Associated Press 27522 at http://wkyufm.org Faster Lines Coming to Airports in Tennessee Rand Paul Again Planning to Take on TSA, Airport Security Screenings http://wkyufm.org/post/rand-paul-again-planning-take-tsa-airport-security-screenings <p></p><p>Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he plans to refile a bill that would scale back the power of the Transportation Security Administration. The Bowling Green Republican <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/rand-paul-planning-round-2-against-tsa-87015.html?hp=f3" target="_blank">told Politico </a>he has two different measures ready to go—one that would privatize the TSA, and another that would create a passenger bill of rights.</p><p>Paul introduced those bills during last year’s Congress, but both measures failed to get out of the Senate Commerce Committee. Paul wants to end the TSA screening operation and force airports to hire private companies to conduct security screenings. Paul’s legislation would also allow some fliers to opt out of pat-downs, and create an expedited screening program for frequent fliers.</p><p>Sen. Paul drew national attention last year when he <a href="http://wkyufm.org/post/sen-rand-paul-suspects-he-was-randomly-picked-pat-down" target="_blank">resisted a pat-down</a> at the Nashville airport. That refusal caused him to miss a speech he was scheduled to make, and a video of the incident went viral on the internet. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:21:48 +0000 Kevin Willis 25754 at http://wkyufm.org Rand Paul Again Planning to Take on TSA, Airport Security Screenings