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Date: Jan 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2018

Contact: Lt. Kevin Ayd,

410-537-7724 or kayd@mdta.maryland.gov

 

MDTA POLICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT FRIDAY NIGHT AT HATEM BRIDGE

 

BALTIMORE, MD - To educate the public and to prevent alcohol-related crashes, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, Feb. 2, at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) toll plaza in Perryville.

"The MDTA Police will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoints and high-visibility enforcement to increase awareness about the importance of not driving while impaired," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones.

During the checkpoint, the MDTA Police will distribute information about laws and penalties for driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Motorists caught driving while impaired will be arrested and prosecuted.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2016, 10,497 fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes involved drunk drivers.

The MDTA Police supports the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO) Toward Zero Deaths campaign - a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland roadways. For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com.

Sobriety Checkpoint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2018

 

MDTA TRANSPORTATION DESIGN ENGINEER HONORED WITH WTS BALTIMORE CHAPTER PRESIDENT’S AWARD

BALTIMORE, MD – On Jan. 16, Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Transportation Design Engineer and Bowie, MD resident Joyce Rebar was honored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Baltimore Chapter with its 2017 President’s Award. 

The President’s Award was given to Ms. Rebar for planning the WTS Baltimore Chapter’s 35th Anniversary Gala and serving on the sponsorship sub-committee and the program/entertainment sub-committee. She secured the entertainment and emcee for the gala and served as liaison to both throughout event planning.

In December 2017, Joyce also marked her 10-year anniversary with the MDTA’s Environmental Engineering Unit.

Financed solely by toll revenue, the MDTA is the State agency that finances, owns, operates and maintains the State's eight toll facilities. WTS, founded in 1977, is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2018

 

MDTA TO HOST ONLINE PRESENTATION FOR

NEW NICE BRIDGE PROJECT ON JANUARY 18

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is providing an online presentation Thursday, January 18, 2018 about the New Nice Bridge Project announced by Governor Larry Hogan in 2016 that will benefit thousands of residents that use the bridge every day. The new bridge will replace the current Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge over US 301 between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA. Construction will begin in early 2020, and the new bridge will open to traffic in 2023.

Visit newnicebridge.com any time after noon on January 18 to view the presentation. The presentation will provide a summary of the project, including how the MDTA has worked to advance the project beyond the original study phase, the project schedule and what you can expect during construction and after the new bridge opens. This effort kicks off the public comment period, which ends February 20, 2018.

We welcome and encourage your thoughts. You can provide input at newnicebridge.com, by email at info@newnicebridge.com, or by mail to:

Maryland Transportation Authority

Attn: William N. Pines, PE

Director of Project Development

Office of Engineering and Construction

8019 Corporate Drive, Suite F

Nottingham, Maryland 21236

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