The Transportation Security Administration has praised Atlanta's public transit system for achieving the agency's highest security level. MARTA was one of 16 agencies in the country to be recognized for achieving the TSA gold standard.
Add Savannah to the list of U.S. airports using body scanning technology to screen passengers. The Transportation Security Administration will hold a news conference Wednesday at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to discuss the new body scanners, which were installed in the past week.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is asking the Transportation Security Administration to investigate an alleged security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The request came in response to a recent investigative report by WSB-TV exposing a potential security gap in the airport's catering operation.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of three test sites for new software for the full-body scanners that produces a generic male or female outline rather than a graphic image of individual travelers. The Transportation Security Administration developed the software to address privacy concerns about the scanners.