by the Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is bringing a new program to Maine’s Portland International Jetport that allows pre-approved travelers to pass through screening checkpoints more quickly.
The TSA says it’s expanding its so-called “pre-check” expedited screening program to 60 new airports by the end of the year.
The program allows pre-approved air travelers to use screening lanes where they can leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts, keep their laptops in their cases and keep their liquids and gels in their carry-on bags.
Passengers who are eligible include U.S. citizens who are members of airline frequent traveler programs or the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler program. Canadian citizens who are members of the CBP’s NEXUS program are also eligible.