Passengers walk through the pre-check lane at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The expedited screening program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in cases at security checkpoints. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Mike DeSisti ) . PRECHECK – Transportation Security Administration [auth] (TSA) is introducing the new TSA Preâœ“â„¢ (TSA Pre-check) lane which applies intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures allowing eligible passengers to experience expedited screening. By the end of the year, 100 airports nationwideâ€”including MKEâ€”will have a TSA Preâœ“â„¢ (TSA Pre-check) lane. Photo by Mike De Sisti / MDESISTI@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The government is rolling out faster passenger screening at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration debuted its new “TSA PreCheck” program at the airport Tuesday.
The expedited screening program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in cases at security checkpoints.
Eligible passengers include U.S. citizens of frequent flier programs who have been invited by a participating airline.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1bSNg2W ) reports the program does not guarantee that someone will move unchecked through airport screening. But the agency says the program allows officers to focus on other passengers who might pose a risk to transportation.
TSA says by the end of the year, 100 airports nationwide, including Mitchell International, will have an expedited screening lane.