Lambert gets $42 million for security upgrade -

Lambert gets $42 million for security upgrade

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lambert Airport has been awarded more than $42 million for a new baggage screening system that will include new technology aimed at detecting and disrupting threats of terrorism.
   The funding announced Friday includes $29 million in stimulus grant funds and $13.6 million in appropriations from the Department of Homeland Security.
   The new inline baggage screening system will be installed at both terminals of the St. Louis airport. Airport officials say that in addition to enhancing security, the system streamlines the ticketing process for travelers by eliminating the need for them to carry luggage from ticket counters to baggage screening areas.
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