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The Transportation Security Administration has opened a new site for its PreCheck application program in Columbia and the state's metro airports.

TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids and gels bag in a carry-on bag.

The Universal Enrollment Services Center is located at Ashland Park Shopping Center, 612 St. Andrews Road in Columbia. It is open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Applicants with questions can contact the Universal Enrollment Call Center at 1-855-347-8371 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

At Columbia Metropolitan Airport, participating carriers are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United and US Airways.

Airlines participating at Charleston International Airport are Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.

Delta participates in the program at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and three carriers — Delta, United and US Airways — participate in the program at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country

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