Delta putting $1 million into new 'smart' security lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is putting nearly $1 million into two new “smart” security lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson, which launch this week.

The Transportation Security Administration’s chief security officer Jill Vaughan said the new lanes with automated bin movements are the first in the United States.

TSA officials think the new lanes could speed processing by 25 to 30 percent, and will evaluate the Atlanta pilot project with an eye on expanding the system nationally.

Delta is also putting another $4 million into additional workers to supplement TSA staff in Atlanta and at other airports.