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TSA takes steps to improve long security lines at Sea-Tac Airport

The Transportation Security Administration announced new steps Wednesday, June 13, 2018, to help alleviate long security line wait times at Sea-Tac Airport. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEA-TAC AIRPORT, Wash. - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced new steps Wednesday to help alleviate long security line wait times at Sea-Tac Airport.

Travelers have been taking to social media to voice their frustrations.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske told KOMO News the improvements include:

  • Expedited on-the-job training for new officers, so they're fully certified by July 1.
  • Deployment of TSA's National Deployment Force to temporarily fill needed positions and provide staffing support.
  • Increased pay for Sea-Tac TSA officers to attract new employees.

The moves come after KOMO reported that TSA "manpower issues" caused long delays at the airport on Sunday. Airport officials called it, "one of the worst days ever."

Sea-Tac Aiprort announced plans in April to add more automated screening lanes to help speed up security lines, but those aren't expected to be up and running until after the busy summer travel season.


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