The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has introduced its PreCheck expedited screening program at the Albany International Airport in New York state, according to TimesUnion.com.
Signs indicating the availability of PreCheck lanes have been posted at the airport and dedicated PreCheck lanes are currently available during the off-peak periods.
Three of the largest airlines operating at the Albany International Airport – Delta, United and US Airways – are participants in the PreCheck program.
Southwest, the largest airline operating from the airport is currently not part of the program and is scheduled to join it by November.
PreCheck enables US citizens, who have completed the $85 application process and are accepted, the opportunity to pass through security lines without removing their laptop computers from the carrying case or removing their shoes, belts, and sweaters.
TSA has plans to expand the PreCheck program to 100 airports throughout the US by the end of 2013.