Airport Exit Lane Breach Control

TSA estimates that eliminating staffing at airport exit lanes would save $88.1 million compared to fiscal 2012 spending and reduce staff by 1,487 full-time equivalents. TSA had proposed placing this burden on the airports themselves, however it is likely that Congress will force TSA to continue this function - at least for the short term.

TSA monitors exit lanes at US airports to detect when people occasionally use these exit hallways to enter a secure area. In spite of this expense, breach events at major airports still happen and shut entire airports down for many hours, greatly inconveniencing thousands of passengers.

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