Dallas Airport Wins Funding for Baggage Screening System

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced an award of approximately US$19.5 million to Dallas Love Field Airport for construction related to the installation of a new in-line baggage handling system.

The project involves the modification and construction of the terminal building infrastructure to allow for the installation of the explosive-detection system machines and explosive-trace detection resolution areas. The new checked baggage screening system is designed to enhance TSA's efforts to strengthen airport security.

"The checked baggage infrastructure modifications and enhanced inspection technology will strengthen security and streamline the baggage screening process," said Federal Security Director Amy Williams. "This baggage handling system will increase security at Dallas Love Airport and enable our Transportation Security Officers to more efficiently detect possible explosives and other threats in checked baggage."

The approximately $19.5 million award is made available from fiscal year 2010 funds. The airport's in-line baggage handling system will better serve the more than six million passengers who travel through Dallas Love Field Airport each year.
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