Shreveport aims to reduce airport vehicle inspections

07/26/2010 | Times (Shreveport, La.), The

Louisiana's Shreveport Regional Airport is one of the few airports in the country where every vehicle approaching the terminal is inspected for explosive devices. The vehicle checkpoint is required by the TSA because short-term parking is within 300 feet of the terminal, and adding a protective wall plus shatter-resistant windows would be too expensive, according to officials. But now the airport may have a solution: A new entry to the more-distant long-term parking lots will allow those vehicles to bypass the security checkpoint, reducing backups for the majority of drivers.

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