WASHINGTON, DC – US Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement following the report and congressional hearing on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint shooting at Los Angeles International Airport:
“The American economy can’t function without the ability to travel, travel can’t happen unless it’s safe, and safe travel can’t happen unless TSA personnel are secure on the job. The incident at LAX was a horrible tragedy, but history shows that when there is a tragedy in the travel sphere, U.S. policymakers adapt quickly to address any issues so that our travel infrastructure can continue to function without significant interruption. That is absolutely the case here—Administrator Pistole and Congress deserve our praise and gratitude for treating the LAX shooting with exactly the care and sensitivity it warrants.
“The travel community has every faith that our security policies will be the better for the deliberations surrounding what happened at LAX.”