AUSTIN (AP) It’s easy to see why the number of people in Texas’s airports has risen so sharply.
A new state law requires travelers to board planes at least 90 minutes before their departure date.
The state has increased the number, to about 1,000 a day, to try to cut costs and encourage more people to go.
But the demand has increased exponentially.
It’s not just that travelers are spending more money in the Texas capital than they ever did before.
There’s also the threat of terrorism.
A Texas man killed 10 people and injured dozens of others in a shooting rampage at an office party this week.
Texas has been the scene of several deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.
The most recent came in January, when a gunman opened fire on a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the surge in flights and the threat posed by Islamic State militants have created a serious safety concern.
It is a major concern for state officials who say a lack of coordination between state and local police has prevented more effective security.
It also raises questions about whether the state should be investing in security at the airport, where there’s a history of deadly attacks.
“It’s very clear that we need to make sure that our airport is safe, and that we’re doing everything possible to do that,” Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott said Wednesday at a press conference.
“But the issue is, what happens when you go from an overbooked airport to a overbooking airport?
That’s where the safety issues are.”
The state also has to balance the need for travelers to use the most efficient way to get to the airport with the need to prevent potential terrorists from entering the country.
It can be expensive to run the airports in the future.
In 2014, the Texas Transportation Commission estimated that it would cost $100 million to maintain the airports, a number that jumped to $2.7 billion last year.
The commission has proposed increasing the number and the length of time a passenger can use the airport.
The agency said the current system has been “very inefficient and very inefficient in terms of the capacity and the capacity of the airport.”
The commission wants the state to use an advanced technology called high capacity rail, which would allow more planes to be loaded on to one another, saving money and improving safety.
The government has also spent millions to upgrade and modernize the airports.
The governor says the state will spend $6 million on an extension of a train that travels the length and breadth of the state.
“We know we need better air transportation,” Abbott said.
“The airport is a great example of why that’s necessary.”
Abbott said the airport’s current system is a disaster.
He said the agency wants to improve it, and to have a system that doesn’t require passengers to be in a plane.
“When the president and other people tell us, ‘Don’t do this, you know, the airports are overbook,’ we’ll say, ‘Well, yes, I agree, but what do you mean?'” he said.
He says the Texas Legislature needs to act to fix the airports because of its safety and security concerns.
“Let’s take the money that is already there, let’s invest in the airports and make sure we’re safe and secure,” he said Wednesday.
“That’s the way to go.”