TSA Fix For Long Lines

By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) There were incredible lines at Midway Airport yesterday and it’s something that is being seen across the country because of a lack of TSA agents. But the federal government says it has a fix.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the long lines seen at airports across the country isn’t to the level of a national crisis.

“I would not characterize it as a national crisis. I do characterize our current situation as a aviation security imperative,” Johnson said Friday.

The department says it will immediately increase the use of overtime and work to quickly bring in more screening officers to help alleviate long lines. Still, Johnson warns that wait times are inevitable during the busy summer travel season.