CBS News - Brian Sherrod

There is some good news for traveler going through the Denver International Airport. Travelers now have a faster and more efficient way to go through security. Airport officials celebrated with a ribbon cutting Monday morning of the West Security Checkpoint.

Rep. Diana DeGette, Gov. Jared Polis, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, airport CEO Phil Washington, and representatives from the Transportation Security Administration and Denver International Airport were in attendance.

The new TSA checkpoint has 17 new lanes to make it quicker for travelers to get to their gates. Johnston says this new checkpoint will get an average of 240 passengers through per hour.

The first thing travelers will notice is they don't have to pull out their IDs. If they have a boarding pass, they can get a facial recognition scan and be on their way.

If they need to show their ID, they can scan their Colorado digital ID cards on their phones. Also, they can put their carry-on bags in the TSA bins, which now replenish themselves while travelers will not have to take anything out of them...

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