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Cut down on your SLO airport wait time. Here’s how

Central Coast residents can register for a TSA Precheck program beginning October 9, 2017, at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
Central Coast residents can register for a TSA Precheck program beginning October 9, 2017, at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Central Coast residents will have the opportunity to register for a TSA Precheck program next month at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.

A mobile enrollment RV will be in the airport parking lot Oct. 9-12, offering travelers a chance to cut down on time spent waiting in security lines.

A five-year membership costs $85, and allows members to keep on light jackets, shoes and belts during the airport security process. Members also can keep their laptops and compliant liquids in their bag, according to a news release from airport director Kevin Bumen.

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport's new $39.5 million terminal is expected to be complete and open for incoming flights Nov. 1, 2017. Here's a look at the inside and outside of the new building in a SLO County promotional video.

Those interested can visit the mobile enrollment RV from 10 a.m. until noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9. It also will be open from 9 a.m. until noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10-12.

To enroll, attendees must bring a government-issued photo ID with proof of U.S. citizenship, and complete a 10-minute fingerprinting process.

Precheck memberships are valid at airports across the country.

For more information, or to book an appointment, visit universalenroll.dhs.gov and select San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport as your location.

The new $39 million terminal that's under construction at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport will include a security checkpoint that is always open during flight hours and will have a larger waiting area. But, there will still be just one

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