8i. Memo

STAC Exit Lane Funding for 2024

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8i 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting       April 16, 2024 

DATE :     April 2, 2024 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Darryl McKinney Sr Manager, AV Security Strategy, and Intelligence 
SUBJECT:  STAC, Exit Lane Funding for 2024 
Amount of this request:            $2,600,000.00 
Authorization for the executive director to authorize the agreement with the Seattle Tacoma
Airline Consortium (STAC) for exit lane staffing reimbursement for a total of $2,600,000 through
January 15, 2025. 
Due to personnel shortages and a projected record number of passengers, TSA has advised the
Port and STAC that staffing the exit lanes with TSA personnel will require reduced staffing of
security checkpoints at the airport, causing potential congestion and passenger processing delays
at the security checkpoints. This request allows for TSA to focus on opening all available screening
lanes needed for maximum passenger throughput while STAC provides personnel to staff exit
It is in the best interest of the Port, STAC, airlines and other users utilizing the airport, including
the traveling public, to avoid congestion and delays at the security checkpoints. 
Diversity in Contracting 
Not applicable, the Port is not contracting services. 
Scope of Work 
The STAC agrees to provide the TSA with Personnel to staff, and shall staff, the A Concourse exit
lane (adjacent to checkpoint 1) and the C Concourse Exit Lane (adjacent to checkpoint 3) at the

Template revised January 10, 2019.

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Meeting Date: April 16, 2024 
Airport on a 24-7 basis through January 15, 2025. Port of Seattle agrees to reimburse the STAC
for the cost per the terms of this agreement. 

Agreement shall commence on May 1, 2024 through January 15, 2025. 

Alternative 1 – Discontinue staffing the passenger exit lanes at SEA. Ending this support will
potentially negatively impact airport operations, including security and safety concerns and may
disrupt air travel causing travel delays for our customers and airlines. 
Cost Implications: This will save $2,600,000 
(1)   None 
(1)   Potential Safety and Security concerns 
(2)   Customer Service concerns for our tenants and traveling public 
This is not the recommended alternative. 
Alternative 2 – Starting on May 1st 2024 begin reimbursing the STAC for staffing the exit lanes at
SEA utilizing approved sub-contractors according to the terms of the Memorandum of
Agreement (MOU) between the Port and STAC. 
Cost Implications: $2,600,000 
(1)   This allows the TSA to ensure appropriate staffing at the checkpoints helping to
minimize congestion. 
(2)   Allows TSA to focus on the checkpoints and on the safety and security of traveling
(1)   None 
This is the recommended alternative. 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

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Meeting Date: April 16, 2024 
Cost Estimate/Authorization Summary              Capital        Expense           Total 
Original estimate                                          $0      $2,600,000      $2,600,000 
Previous authorizations                                    0 
Current request for authorization                          0      $2,600,000      $2,600,000 
Total authorizations, including this request                  0                0                0 
Remaining amount to be authorized                    $0             $0             $0 
Annual Budget Status and Source of Funds 
Seattle Tacoma Airline Consortium (STAC) for exit lane staffing reimbursement was not included
in the approved 2024 operating expense budget. The funding source would be the Airport
Development Fund. The expenses would be recovered through airline rates and charges. 
Future Revenues and Expenses (Total cost of ownership) 
Not Applicable 
The STAC (Seattle Tacoma Airline Consortium) use their combined resources to purchase or hire
common needs, for example fuel or interline baggage (bags delivered from one airline to another
for connections). They have determined that the exit lane staffing is a common need and have
agreed to coordinate the staffing. Forecasted total spend through January 2025 is no more than 
$2,600,000. If the full spend is realized the cost of reimbursement from May 1, 2024 through
January 15, 2025 will be $2,600,000. 
(1)   Memorandum of Agreement 
October 13, 2022 – The Commission authorized $235,000 
June 8, 2023 – Executive Delegation Authorization Request for TSA Exit Lane Staffing Support

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).


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