WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bangor International Airport has received $4 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to upgrade its baggage inspection system, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced today.
In a telephone conversation this week, TSA Administrator John Pistole told Senator Collins that TSA has granted the City of Bangor and Bangor International Airport more than $4 million for the design, construction, and system testing for the TSA Checked Baggage Inspection System.
The design phase calls for the new system to be fully automated and located behind a wall as opposed to the current, more open screening location in the lobby. The project could be completed as early as the end of the year.
“Mainers and visitors will benefit from an improved and modernized system for checked baggage inspection,” said Senator Collins. “BIA is a gateway to our state for visitors all year long and this new system will help ensure that their travel is safer and more efficient. It is welcome news that this airport will use the most cutting-edge technology to best ensure passenger safety.”