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Expedited Screening Program Starts Today at Tri-State Airport


Passengers on US Airways flights no longer have to take off their shoes during screenings at Tri-State Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says an expedited screening program began at the airport on Monday.

The program allows travelers to leave on shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep laptops in cases and have permitted liquids in carry-ons.

The TSA says in a news release that US Airways is the only airline serving Tri-State that participates in the program.

The agency recommends that travelers pre-enroll in the program. Online pre-enrollment is available at

Travelers must visit an application center to be fingerprinted and provide biographic information, a U.S. passport, birth certificate or valid immigration documentation. There is an $85 application fee for a five-year membership.