GBTA Supports TSA Recommendations in Response to LAX Shooting

Mar 26, 2014, 13:49 ET from Global Business Travel Association

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released its recommendations to prevent and deter future tragedies like what occurred at the Los Angeles International Airport, on November 1, 2013.

GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement:

"These recommendations strike the right balance of prudence and deterrence. Protecting our travelers is a difficult, dangerous and thankless job. These recommendations, while maybe not visible to the traveling public, will improve the safety of the travelers, airport personnel and TSA officers."

"GBTA was pleased to be a part of the multiple stakeholder outreach on this initiative and believes it serves as a model for future community engagement."

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