Motorists who park their vehicles at the curbside of the Francisco C. Ada-Saipan International Airport while waiting for their guests are now barred from doing so, per regulations of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
To impress the importance of this rule, the Commonwealth Port Authority warned that a fine of $11,000 would be imposed on violators.
CPA executive director MaryAnn Lizama said the public needs to be made aware of this following revelation that TSA has made this clear to the ports authority at a recent meeting.
“TSA has a regulation in place that prohibits parking on the curbside; it is only meant for active loading and unloading. Ports police officers have been vigilant in ensuring that this TSA regulation is enforced,” said Lizama, adding that CPA management has been meeting with TSA on this issue.
Lizama pointed out that failure to comply may result in the penalty to CPA at a minimum of $11,000 per vehicle.
“The public has to be made aware that we no longer have the luxury of parking on the curbside to wait on passengers. The customers/clients utilizing the ATM are also being told that they must park at the main parking in order to use the ATM,” added Lizama.
The TSA regulation, she added, applies to all vehicles, including taxis and car rental clients.