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Date: Nov 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 24, 2014

Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

BRING YOUR TOYS FOR TOTS ON YOUR COMMUTE TO THE ICC/LAYHILL ROAD INTERCHANGE

BALTIMORE, MD - Join the MD Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police, MDTA staff and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in the national Toys for Tots campaign at the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200. Since 1990, MDTA employees have collected more than 138,000 toys from customers of the toll facilities and the Port of Baltimore.

From Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, employees will collect new, unwrapped toys at the ICC/Layhill Road (MD 182) interchange.

Customers who wish to donate toys should follow directions from uniformed MDTA police officers or MDTA maintenance staff, who will be on the right shoulders of the ramps from eastbound and westbound ICC to Layhill Road. Officers will direct motorists who need to re-enter the ICC.

"Once again, we are excited about this opportunity for all of the citizens we serve to donate toys for those less fortunate," said MDTA Executive Director Bruce W. Gartner. "Each year, the men and women of the MDTA look forward to this holiday tradition."

The MDTA Police remind drivers to keep safety in mind as they approach toy drop-off sites. Toys may be dropped off at designated sites during scheduled times only.

MDTA employees also will collect new, unwrapped toys at the Bay Bridge (US 50/301), the Gov. Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge (US 301), the Baltimore Harbor and Fort McHenry tunnels (I-895, I-95/I-395), the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695), the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge (US 40) and the Dundalk Marine Terminal. Toys collected at the ICC will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves base in Baltimore for distribution.

For more information on the MDTA's collection efforts, visit mdta.maryland.gov. For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit toysfortots.org. For real-time updates on major incidents follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/TheMDTA. Find us at facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov. Call 511 or visit MD511.org for statewide travel information.

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 Note: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority Police as the "MDTA" Police. Thank you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 18, 2014

Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724

MDTA POLICE PROVIDES REMINDERS FOR THE
UPCOMING HOLIDAY TRAVEL SEASON

BALTIMORE, MD  With the holidays approaching rapidly, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police Communications Unit reminds motorists using the States toll facilities to drive safely and remain vigilant during their travels.

Motorists requiring emergency assistance should dial 911. Non-emergency assistance is available by dialing #77. When contacting a dispatch center, motorists should be prepared to provide the following:

  • The location of the emergency
  • A call-back telephone number
  • Details of the incident/accident/disabled vehicle/or other circumstances

The dispatcher will ask a series of questions to help ensure that the caller receives the proper emergency response. Motorists are reminded to please be patient with the dispatcher and answer all questions to the best of your ability. The more information provided, the more prepared officers and personnel will be when they arrive on the scene to provide assistance.

"Police dispatchers traditionally have been the life-line for police officers throughout the law enforcement community," said MDTA Police Chief, Colonel Michael Kundrat. "We appreciate our dispatchers and all that they do for our police officers and the public we serve."

Thank you for your cooperation and best wishes for a safe holiday season.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA. Thank you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 14, 2014

Contact: 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, 410-537-7724
 

MDTA POLICE HOLDING SPECIAL EVENT FOR WOMEN TO JOIN THE RANKS

BALTIMORE, MD  The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police
will host a Women In Law Enforcement Career Night:

Women Empowering Women
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
5-7:30 p.m.

MDTA Police Headquarters
4330 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD 21222

Next Fridays career night is a great opportunity for women interested in a career in
law-enforcement, said MDTA Police Chief, Colonel Michael Kundrat. I invite
women to come and learn about the MDTA Police Department and our hiring
process.

The MDTA Police are currently recruiting for Police Cadets (ages 17-20), Police
Officers (21 and older) and Lateral Police Officers (Maryland Police and
Correctional Training Commission certified). Following the Career Night
presentation, a written test session will be offered for those interested in joining the
ranks.

Follow the MDTA at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA, call
1-877-890-8827 or go to mdtapolicerecruiting.com and click on the link for
Women In Law Enforcement Career Night. Those interested in attending should
reserve their seats by filling out the confirmation form and following the online
instructions.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest
law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement
professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTAs highways, bridges and
tunnels; at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of
Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as
MDTA. Thank you.