Peter Neffenger, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, talks to "Today" about what has changed at TSA causing the excessively long lines at airports. He thanked the airlines for all the work they have done to help TSA with security lines, and said he does not know if there is a direct correlation between baggage fees and the long lines.
Transportation Security Administration Administrator Peter Neffenger said Monday during a forum that TSA officers screening air travelers should focus on security and let managers worry about how quickly lines are moving.
Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said outages like the one triggered by a fire last week at a Chicago-area air traffic control center will be much less disruptive after planned upgrades to the nation's air traffic control system are completed. "NextGen tools will provide more accurate information and airspace flexibility in a much more dynamic way than we are able to do today," said Huerta.
During a Thursday interview with Federal News Radio, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the NextGen air transportation system is on track and progress has been made with Pilot Work Rules and the matter of drones sharing air space with piloted planes. Babbitt credited technological advances. "We have rolled out some very progressive new technology in a few areas, and we're completely operational in Philadelphia, Louisville..." he said.