Baggage Screening

General Information
Program/Project Name:
Baggage Screening

Funding Category: Improving Transportation and Infrastructure

Program Description
Federal Grant Name: Transportation Security Administration In-Line Baggage Screening Program

Programs Supported Through Funding: Checked Baggage Inspection System

Why Apply for this Grant?
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is an economic engine for the entire region. The 600 daily departures and 33,000 jobs at PHL require its infrastructure to be in a state of good repair and technology current.

Program Objectives:
Use of Funds: These funds will be leveraged with $23 million of Airport funds to construct two new in-line checked baggage inspection systems at International Terminal A. The systems will replace the current screening solution of four stand alone screening units. The facilities will more efficiently screen baggage of passengers arriving from overseas for domestic flights.

Grant Achievements for the Quarter: Completed installation of piles. Completed forming and placing concrete for 95% of the pile caps and grade beams. Commenced the installation of new site sanitary and storm water systems and commenced the alterations to the new Transportation Security Administration Control Room and server room. Completed and tested the access control, closed circuit television, fire alarm and baggage handling support to the Transportation Security Administration for testing and certification of the baggage handling system. The baggage handling system is certified and on line.

Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:

Q8: 20.97

Q9: 11.10

Q10: 13.07

*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.

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