“It is time for Congress to rethink airport screening for a long-term solution,” Heritage’s David Inserra writes on The Daily Signal:
It’s time to allow the private sector to manage the screening line through the expansion of the Screening Partnership Program.
The Screening Partnership Program was created by Congress so airports could take advantage of private sector efficiency in the screening lines while still remaining under TSA oversight and security rules. One estimate by the House Transportation Committee found that switching the largest 35 airports to the program would save $1 billion over five years. It should come as no surprise that the private sector is better able to manage a workforce at lower cost, which means better staffing at airports.
Private screeners can deliver better security and better customer experience than federally-run TSA screeners, Inserra writes.
Do you think private screeners can improve airport security and resolve problems like long lines?