New Automated Screening Lanes Open At Logan Airport

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) --There is an easier way to have your items screened at Logan Airport’s Terminal C

MassPort and the Transportation Security Administration unveiled a new system on Wednesday,  which streamlines the process for screening passenger's items.

The new machines use bigger bins for passengers to use and the system automatically moves the bins from start to end.

TSA spokesperson Michael McCarthy says it's an effort to limit the TSA non-security-related functions.

“That what we would call a non-security related function, so now those bins that frees up an officer to focus on the things that they are trained to do which are the security functions,” McCarthy said.

Travelers who went through them say it was faster.

“It took me like 20 seconds to get though so it was nice,” said a passenger going through the new process.

Eleven other airports in the country are using the new system which collect and distribute the bins similar to how bowling alleys return bowling balls.

Items that need further screening end up in a different conveyor track for TSA officials to inspect

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

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