Frequent fliers will be able to move through several key upstate airports quicker when the Transportation Security Administration begins offering expedited screening in Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo-Niagara, Rochester and Westchester County. Pre-approved passengers that are a part of the program get to use select screening lanes and do not have to remove shoes, belts and can keep laptops in their case. The TSA says 15 million Americans have taken advantage of the program since it launched nearly two years ago. To find out if you’re eligible for the program, visit www.tsa.gov.
The Latest Siena Poll out yesterday said that consumer confidence in the state of New York and the rest of the country sank during the month of August, putting overall sentiment in the state was at it’s lowest level since December of 2011.
Broome county is putting out a request for proposals from private management companies to take over the operation of the BC Transit Bus system. The system has been battered by service cuts and fare increases in the last few years, so the county is now looking at private management to save money. The bid request would likely go out sometime in the next two weeks. The county said it will look at bid options, and then make a decision whether or not to move forward. The county said it has no plans for a fare hike or major service cuts in its 2014 proposal.
Senator Charles Schumer announced a plan yesterday to make Cornell University a center for excellence in dairy safety. He says Cornell has the strongest dairy program in the state and deserves the opportunity to lead the nation in safety protocol. The plan would facilitate joint research ventures between the government and Cornell and would bring Cornell’s research to the national stage more quickly, and to federal regulators who set the standards for dairy safety techniques and practices.
The Bainbridge-Guilford School Board will hold their next meeting on tonight at 6:30pm in the Guilford School cafeteria. The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7:30pm. The public is welcome.