Bill Would Strengthen Airport Security Outside TSA-Screened Areas
The Secure Airport Public Spaces Act, introduced earlier this month in the U.S. Senate, would allow airports to use Federal Aviation Administration passenger facility charge funds collected on airport infrastructure projects to update security infrastructure, according to Transportation Today.
The funds would be used to add fencing or barricades, install ballistic protective podiums and active shooter location technology, and to store rifles. Baggage claims and pick-up and drop-off areas would be eligible for such security investments.
Airports could also use Airport Improvement Program funds for the purchase of surveillance cameras for use in public areas.