Flyers can apply for TSA pre-check program

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) –– Travelers from western New York will soon be able to qualify for expedited screening at airport security checkpoints.

The federal Transportation Security Administration is opening an application center on Friday for its pre-check program in Lackawanna. It is located at 659 Ridge Road, and is open Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  You can look up locations online.

Those who enroll in the program can wear their shoes and belts through security, and laptops can stay in the case.

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents start the process online and then complete it in person at an application center, where their fingerprints are taken and citizenship or immigration status confirmed.

The TSA began opening the centers in December. In New York, they’re up and running in Oswego, Albany, Rochester, New York City, Hicksville and Kings Park. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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