TSA announces $19.5 million for new checked baggage screening system at Dallas Love Field Airport

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DALLAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $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 LoveAirport 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 6 million passengers who travel through Dallas Love Field Airport each year.

WHY is TSA funding in-line baggage handling systems? In-line baggage handling systems use state-of-the-art technology to screen baggage for explosives quickly while streamlining the ticketing and boarding process. The systems provide on-screen resolution capabilities for Transportation Security Officers, which reduces the number of re-scans and physical bag searches.