Month: January 2013
FBI: Ex-TSA officer sentenced for conspiring to smuggle drugs through Atlanta airport
Atlanta’s airport the best for travelers with connections: survey
ATLANTA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the best airport for travelers with connecting flights, according to a new nationwide survey of travel professions. In the survey, released this week by Travel Leaders Group, Hartsfield, the world’s busiest airport, was also named the best for amenities and dining while also topping the list with the “best services for business travelers.” In total, 40.5 percent of respondents named the Atlanta airport as the nation’s best for
Is a mileage tax looming for motorists?
ATLANTA – As cars become more fuel efficient, federal tax revenues for road projects have declined, leaving government officials at the state and federal level looking at whether to levy a mileage tax for motorists to fund infrastructure maintenance and improvements. According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “most drivers currently pay much less than the full cost of their highway use.” The report, which cited the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), suggested “mileage
TSA chief sees agency as the ‘gold standard’
The topic of airport security tends to bring out strong opinions on both sides. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the federal agency tasked with keeping the flying public safe, is bemoaned by critics as a bureaucratic mess. On the other hand, supporters say the federal agency, founded in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, is necessary to ensure the flying public remains safe. To TSA Administrator John Pistole, the nation’s airport security