LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is embarking on a program to study the time it takes passengers to go through security.
The airport says the test program will be in place for 60 days.
The system will use Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices to test how long it takes passengers to go through a full security screening.
Airport commission chairman Jim Dailey says passengers should leave their phones on when going through security.
The airport says that if the pilot program is successful it will purchase the system, known as iQueue. Once in place, passengers could use their mobile devices to access real-time updates on security wait times. The information would also be on the airport's website.
Little Rock Airport Spokesman, Shane Carter, says travelers don't need to worry about their personal information being compromised through this system, it only tracks the time and location of the phone.
Carter also told Today's THV, the data collected from this system could help the airport be more competitive for federal funding.
For travelers without bluetooth technology who wish to participate, the airport will supply monitors for them to wear while going through security. Carter says it's important for travelers to participate in this program so they can have a stronger pool of data.
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