The Eugene Airport and the Transportation Security Administration will showcase its new multi-million dollar, inline baggage screening system at a public open house Wednesday, March 12, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The public is invited to see this new system in action at the Eugene Airport Terminal Lobby. Free short-term parking will be extended to visitors during this time.
Three new, faster through-put, explosives detection machines have been installed in reconfigured back office space at the terminal. The new equipment allows for a seamless system, with passengers leaving their checked bags at the airline ticket counters, which are then transported via conveyor belt into the TSA screening rooms.
The lobby also received an updated look during this project with the installation of new ticket counters and back wall treatments. The $5 million project included a $3.2 million grant from the TSA. The balance of the project was funded through passenger facility charges.