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The PreCheck Program had its ups and downs in 2013. The biggest down was the decision to let uninformed, infrequent travelers into precheck lines. Thankfully, it appears TSA is abandoning this policy.
Aviation Chapter of Annual Privatization Report 2014March 19, 2014
The Air Transportation section of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2014 provides an overview of the latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in air transportation, including airport privatization, air traffic control, and airport security.
Privatization trends in local, state and federal government, plus roads, highways, aviation, education, telecom and moreMarch 19, 2014
Now in its 27th year of publication, Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report is the world's longest running and most comprehensive report on privatization news, developments and trends.
Annual Privatization Report 2014 (APR 2013) details the latest on privatization and government reform initiatives at all levels of government. The individual sections include:
- Air Transportation
- Surface Transportation
- Transportation Finance
- Education (COMING SOON)
- Federal Government Privatization (COMING SOON)
- State Government Privatization (COMING SOON)
- Local Government Privatization (COMING SOON)
- Criminal Justice and Corrections (COMING SOON)
LaGuardia and Reagan slots: picking winners and losers, PreCheck becoming more risk-based, Could privatization rescue Cleveland and Ontario airports?March 4, 2014
In this issue:
- LaGuardia and Reagan slots: picking winners and losers
- PreCheck becoming more risk-based
- Could privatization rescue Cleveland and Ontario airports?
- Santa Monica airport dodges another bullet
- Vulnerability in checkpoint X-ray systems?
- News Notes
- Quotable Quote
While the expansion of PreCheck is an important goal, the methods used to expand the program are problematic. Most troubling is the "Managed Inclusion" approach where Behavior Detection officers determine certain travelers are low-risk based on their behavior and do not conduct any kind of a background check .
PreCheck expansion raises questions, Central planning London's airport capacity, Battle over a second Atlanta airportJanuary 23, 2014
In this issue:
- PreCheck expansion raises questions
- Central planning London's airport capacity
- Battle over a second Atlanta airport
- More DHS mission creep
- Europe seeks to reduce airport subsidies
- News Notes
- Quotable Quotes
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- U.S. Airport Security
Subsection of Annual Privatization Report 2013: Air Transportation
April 1, 2013
- Airport Should Ditch Agency for Better Security
Airports that manage their own screening process create a more comprehensive security system at a lower price
December 14, 2012
- How Scared of Terrorism Should You Be?
Not very. You are four times more likely to be killed by a lightning bolt than by a terror attack.
September 6, 2011
- Airport Security vs. The Constitution
Government critics deserve their day in court.
A. Barton Hinkle
August 19, 2011
- Return to Normalcy
When Al Qaeda is defeated, can we have our liberties back?
July 19, 2011
- The TSA's Invasive Search Contest
All it takes to win is the right attitude and a pair of rubber gloves.
A. Barton Hinkle
July 12, 2011
- Beware the Depends Bomber
The TSA's latest ritual humiliation of an innocent traveler
June 28, 2011
- Dignity Doesn't Fly
The meaning of the TSA's latest intrusions
January 5, 2011
- Naked Truth
Are travelers happy to bare all in the name of homeland security?
December 1, 2010
- Get the Government Out of Our Pants
Has the Transportation Security Administration finally gone too far?
November 15, 2010
- A Radical Proposal for Airline Security
It's time to abolish the no-fly list
July 19, 2010
- Get the Government Out of Airport Screening
TSA's conflict of interest prevents better, cheaper security
April 12, 2010
- Who Will Watch The Watchmen?
An interview with National Journal's Shane Harris, author of a new book on the rise of the surveillance state
February 25, 2010
- TSA’s Airport Security Is Always a Step Behind
How a risk-based approach would focus resources on terrorists trying to bring down planes
January 27, 2010
- The Naked Truth About Airport Scanners
Are privacy and security compatible?
January 7, 2010
- Flying With the Enemy
It's time to get serious about airline security
January 6, 2010
- Hold on to Your Boxers
What will the TSA demand from travelers next?
December 30, 2009
- Are We Going to Get Serious About Aviation Security?
TSA has spent over $40 billion, yet amateurs are still getting on planes with explosives
December 29, 2009
- Refocusing Airport Security
Risk-based screening system is needed to fight terror
August 20, 2006
- Playing Catch-up on Aviation Security
TSA is always one step behind the terrorists
August 19, 2006
- Air Security's Latest "F"
More than four years after 9/11 it's time to fix TSA, improve airport security
January 31, 2006
- Airport Security: Let airports take over
Government shouldn't be regulator and provider
October 17, 2005
- Security: A Time to Pause
The airport industry needs to push for fundamental changes at TSA
February 15, 2005
- Shore Up Existing Security
Equipping all planes with anti-missile devices isn't best strategy
August 22, 2003
- Gaping Holes in Airport Security
Airports should be allowed to test private screeners
September 19, 2002
- Bad News as TSA Takes Control
Airport operators want alternatives to TSA
June 26, 2002
- Speed Up Airport Security, Issue I.D. Cards
Israel uses trusted-traveler, so should US
January 17, 2002
- It's the Mandate, Not the Money
Focus on effective security, not just spending money
December 14, 2001
- False Security
Airport security bill provides costly feel-good security, unrealistic deadlines
December 5, 2001
- For Real Airport Security
Pre-9/11 woes still exist
November 13, 2001
- Don't Federalize Airport Security
Europe, Israel use private screeners, government as regulator
October 24, 2001
- Answer to Airport Security Found in Europe
European countries tried and abandoned federalized approach
October 11, 2001
- Make Airports Responsible
Fundamental problem with airport security is fragmentation
September 28, 2001
- Don't Destroy Aviation for Illusion of Security
Crippling airlines isn't the answer
Robert Poole and Viggo Butler
September 20, 2001
- Air Traffic Control Newsletter #112
Real-time streaming of flight data, Europe shifts gears on Single European Sky, Four misconceptions about Nav Canada ATC charges
April 18, 2014
- Airport Policy and Security News #99
TSA leaves third-party PreCheck companies in the lurch, Airport expansion and noise compensation, The no-reform TSA budget proposal
April 7, 2014
Experts: Airport Security
- Baruch Feigenbaum
Transportation Policy Analyst
- Leonard Gilroy
Director of Government Reform
- David T. Hartgen
Senior Fellow, Reason Foundation
- Adrian Moore
Vice President, Policy
- Robert Poole
Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow and Director of Transportation Policy
- Samuel Staley
- Shirley Ybarra
Senior Transportation Policy Analyst
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