Commits To Millions At Sea-Tac, Minneapolis-St. Paul
The TSA is spending a lot of money
these days. The agency says it's signed an agreement with the Port
of Seattle for $6.5 million. The funds will help offset the cost of
installing additional Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) machines,
associated baggage handling system equipment, and Explosives Trace
Detection (ETD) equipment. This explosive detection equipment will
support an interim baggage screening solution at Seattle-Tacoma
International Airport for Alaska Airlines.
TSA has signed an agreement with Metropolitan Airports
Commission for $3 million. The funds will help offset the cost of
modifying airport facilities where a checked baggage screening
system featuring new Explosives Detection System (EDS) machines is
housed. The modification will be completed in the spring of
"This agreement promotes both stronger security and improved
customer convenience though use of the latest and most efficient
technology," said Admiral Stone. "This is a testament to the
ongoing partnership and commitment among TSA, Minneapolis-St. Paul
International Airport and the airlines."
"TSA continues to partner with the airports and airlines to
deploy the most advanced technology that to ensure improved
customer convenience and security," said Admiral Stone.