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BWI adds another screening lane for shorter wait times

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Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 07:46:28-04

BWI is adding a sixth screening lane at the security checkpoint for Concourse D. TSA officials hope this will shorten wait times and make the security screening process go much smoother for travelers.

“We continue to work in partnership with TSA to protect Marylanders and deliver good customer service at the same time by addressing the long security lines,” Governor Larry Hogan said in a press release. “Less time waiting in line gets travelers to their destinations quicker and in a better mood."

Soon, BWI will add a PreCheck Enrollment Center as part of Governor Hogan's Customer Service Initiative. It will offer travelers the chance to sign up for TSA's PreCheck program. Enrollment in the program allows travelers to bypass lines and move faster through security. It should be finished later this summer. 

“The security of our travelers remains the highest priority,” said Ricky Smith, Chief Executive Officer for BWI Marshall. “We continue to work with the TSA and the airlines to identify measures to improve the travel experience. Our goal is to help our customers move through the airport quickly and efficiently."

Later this year, the airport will add another security checkpoint as part of the D/E Connector Program. It will have eight screening lanes that serve both local and international travelers.

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