Faster security lines in the works at OIA

Faster security lines in the works at OIA

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Long waits at Orlando International Airport are said to be a potential drag on tourism.  Among new ways that U.S. Customs and Border Protection is considering to cut wait times is the installation of kiosks so international passengers could complete paperwork before meeting with an official.  

"That should reduce the amount of time tourists need to wait in line," said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, who met with Customs and local airport officials Monday morning.

Earlier this year, Nelson met with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Executive Director Phil Brown to discuss delays at the airport and assess "choke points" at the terminal. 

Following that visit, Nelson, U.S. Rep. John Mica and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting additional Customs officers.  The department answered their request in June.

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