WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, today marked the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“Ensuring the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and airport workers is an airport’s top priority,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “Our security mission is a shared mission among so many stakeholders. One of our closest partners is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an agency comprised of tens of thousands of individuals who are dedicated to ensuring the security of the traveling public.”
20 years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, legislation that would further enhance aviation security through the creation of TSA and help restore public confidence in air travel.
“Our close partnership with TSA has been critical during the pandemic in helping airports remain operational while working collaboratively to provide for the health, safety and security of the travelers, employees and tenants,” said Burke. “As we look toward the next 20 years of partnership with TSA and our aviation security partners, we are continually reminded that our work to provide for the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and airport workers will never be finished.”