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TSA sets up security clearance in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Transportation Security Administration has set up an enrollment center in Baton Rouge to help frequent air travelers get to their plane more quickly and with less hassle.

The TSA Precheck program, started in 2011, allows U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to go through advanced screenings prior to travel, then bypass certain security measures at the airport.

TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says Thursday that the agency quietly launched the application office at 4305 Bluebonnet Blvd. a few weeks ago.

Applicants begin the process online at TSA.gov. At the center, they complete the process by submitting documentation and fingerprints. The program costs $85 and the precheck is good for five years.

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