The Lost Energy of Transportation

With over 50,000 employees and a massive budget, Americans would expect airport security to be a model of efficiency. Unfortunately for all of us, that is simply not the case.

Traveling from one city to the next via air involves waiting in lines and shuffling through security checkpoints in a ritual that has led to frustration for travelers and screeners alike. Let’s face it, the Transportation Security Administration, also known as the TSA, has an unfortunate reputation for causing headaches related to security checkpoints.

While the TSA’s parent, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has attempted to standardize inspection procedures and protocols, frequent travelers know only too well the process itself is less than efficient. To add insult to injury, not all of the airports are on the same page when it comes to standardized screening processes and procedures which has led me to question just how much physical and human energy is wasted on a daily basis, all in the name of security?

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