Newark Liberty International Airport
Touring storm-ravaged New Jersey with Gov. Chris Christie Wednesday, President Barack Obama pledged that all affected residents would get help as quickly as possible.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the two airports reopened on a very limited operational schedule and passengers are being urged to call their carriers before heading to the airports.
The TSA said its decision to pull the machines is in an effort to speed up security lines at the two New York City airports, and insists the full body scanners are safe.
The exercise simulated a crash involving two jets. More than 300 people took part in the drill, including first responders and some people acting as passengers trapped on the planes.
Twenty-five TSA screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport were given pink slips Friday following an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage at the airport.
The TSA report, from June, said screeners never told air passengers they had a right to opt out of the full body scan in favor of a pat-down.
Selected frequent fliers on American, Delta and United Airlines and US Airways are eligible for the program at Newark.
Senator Frank Lautenberg is demanding more effective security enforcement by the Transportation Security Administration following Sunday’s security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Terminal C was on lockdown for about an hour-and-a-half after a passenger left a checkpoint without proper security screening. The result of the breach was flight delays and re-screening for all departing passengers.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spent $180,000 on Libby and four machines like her. It may have been a bargain as some travelers compared it to Leonardo da Vinci’s priceless “Mona Lisa.”
New Yorkers may soon pay a little more for taking a cab: The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission held a public hearing on Monday to discuss a proposal that includes a possible increase in taxi fares.
They were supposed to be protecting passengers from possible terrorist attacks, but instead they were sleeping on the job. Those are the allegations against eight TSA screeners at Newark Liberty Airport.
Sources: Newark Security Guard Accused Of Using Dead Man’s ID Now Person Of Interest In Unsolved Murder
For the past 17 years, Oyewole, 54, has sailed through background checks by the Port Authority using the name Jerry Thomas, police said. Thomas was murdered in Queens on July 20, 1992.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling this “dead man walking,” but it’s really dead man guarding and it has many wondering how anything like this could happen.
The Transportation Security Administration said the Port Authority overreacted when it evacuated a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday.