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Baggage Screening

Program Name: Transportation Security Administration In-Line Baggage Screening Program

Point of Contact: Mark Gale, Acting Director of Aviation

Program Description

In June, PHL was awarded $26.6 million of ARRA funds by the Transportation Security Administration for inline baggage screening.

Why Apply for this Grant?

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is an economic engine for the entire region. The 600 daily departures and 33,000 jobs at PHL require its infrastructure to be in a state of good repair and technology current.

Project Objectives

These funds will be leveraged with $23 million of Airport funds to construct two new in-line checked baggage inspection systems at International Terminal A. The systems will replace the current screening solution of four stand alone screening units. The facilities will more efficiently screen baggage of passengers arriving from overseas for domestic flights.

Job Creation

One of the two projects is currently out for bid and an award is expected to be made later this fall, with work commencing this winter. This project has an MBE goal of 5% - 20% and a WBE goal of 5% - 20%, dependent on project task. The other project will be advertised and will have MBE/WBE goals established later this fall. Full job creation reports will be available once the project is underway.

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