Airlines get OK to resume curbside check-in services...

BWI DIGEST

October 22, 2001

Airlines get OK to resume curbside check-in services

All airlines that previously offered curbside check-in at Baltimore-Washington International Airport have received federal certification and corporate authority to resume the service, which enables passengers with electronic and paper tickets to bypass any lines at the ticket counters, airport officials said.

Curbside check-in, suspended at the airport after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, allows travelers to save time by checking their luggage with skycaps and proceeding directly to security screening areas. Travelers are required to have a driver's license or other government-issued identification when checking in curbside or at the ticket counters.

The FAA has limited carry-on luggage to one item in addition to a woman's purse or man's briefcase.

Temporary lane shift begins today on I-195

A temporary lane shift on Interstate 195 near BWI is to begin today, airport officials said. The inbound lanes of I-195 will shift to the left immediately before the bridge overpass approaching the BWI terminal.

The temporary traffic shift, expected to last about a month, will require one lane of the airport's return loop roadway to be closed.

Information on construction that affects BWI can be found online at www.bwiairport.com, or by calling 1-800-I-FLY-BWI.

MTA bus service from Baltimore expands

The Maryland Transit Administration has expanded service on the No. 17 bus line from the Baltimore area to BWI and the airport business district.

The expanded service features earlier departure times, including 3:23 a.m. and 4:23 a.m. on weekdays and 3:25 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. on weekends from the University of Maryland Transit Center at Baltimore and Greene streets. On Sunday nights, buses leave the airport as late as 12:05 a.m., matching the time of the last light rail train leaving the airport on weekdays and Saturdays.

Information: 410-539-5000.

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