The Oakland International Airport has been selected as an official Innovation Task Force Site.

The airport will try out new technologies to benefit its passenger base. The trial program will begin in the airport’s Terminal 2 in partnership with Southwest Airlines, and is expected to begin roll-out within the next six months.

"OAK has had and continues to have great working relationships with our partners at TSA, both locally and in Washington, DC,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. “Historically, selected Innovation Site airports have included the top 20 largest airports plus Chicago Midway, therefore, we see this as a welcome opportunity for OAK to deepen our collaboration with our partners at TSA and Southwest to further improve the travel experience for all of our customers. We believe that the benefits of this collaboration will make our airport safer and more efficient as well.”