October 7, 2002
$8.8 million OK'd for security-related improvements The Federal Aviation Administration has approved $8.8 million for security-related improvements at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The funding comes in two grants. One, for $6.3 million, will be used to modify security checkpoints at Piers C and D and for other security measures. The other, for $2.5 million, will be used to design strategies for explosives-detection in checked luggage. BWI was chosen in January as the test airport to study improvements for airport security by the Transportation Security Administration.