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Date: Aug 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 18, 2016

FORT MCHENRY TUNNEL 5K RUN/WALK

JUST ONE MONTH AWAY

Register Today at tunnelrun.org & Support Special Olympics

BALTIMORE, MD - In just one month, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) offers the unique opportunity to run or walk beneath Baltimore's Harbor at the eighth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The event, which benefits Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), will begin at 9 a.m. and will take participants on an out-and-back course through the northbound right tunnel tube.

"The MDTA Police is proud of its long-standing partnership with SOMD," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones. "There's no better opportunity to support the dedicated and inspiring SOMD athletes than by enjoying a Sunday morning run or walk through a tunnel that is recognized far and wide for its engineering achievements."

To register as an individual, to form or join a team or to support a registered runner/walker, visit tunnelrun.org. Awards will be presented in various categories, including numerous age groups for men and women. Participants are invited to a post-race celebration sponsored by SOMD. The entry fee is $35 through Sept. 15 and $40 thereafter.

All northbound Interstate 95 traffic will be directed through the tunnel's northbound left tube until the conclusion of the event at approximately 12 noon. Minimal traffic impact is expected.

As avid supporters of SOMD, the MDTA Police participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run and previously hosted the MDTA Police Plane Pull at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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 MDTA's highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 10, 2016

 

MDTA POLICE ACTIVELY

SEARCHING FOR AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS

Aggressive Drivers Are Closer Than You Think

 

BALTIMORE, MD – From Aug. 11 - 20, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will continue to enhance highway safety and target aggressive drivers during the third wave of the multi-state Smooth Operator Program.  

The Smooth Operator Program is a cooperative effort among law-enforcement agencies to reduce the number of crashes caused by aggressive driving.  Aggressive driving includes speeding, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs and unsafe lane changes. The campaign encourages motorists to make decisions that help ensure a safe driving environment for everyone on the road.  

Smooth Operator began in 1997 and focuses on the four “E”s: Enforcement, Education, Evaluation and Engineering.  Law-enforcement agencies throughout the region have increased patrols and public awareness, researched previous campaigns and helped develop long-term roadway solutions.  For more information, please visit www.smoothoperatorprogram.com.

The MDTA Police also support the “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign -- a partnership to save lives and prevent injuries on Maryland’s roadways.  For more information, visit towardzerodeathsmd.com.  For more information on seatbelt safety, please visit nhtsa.gov

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 MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 2, 2016

 

MDTA POLICE TO SUPPORT

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS ACROSS THE STATE

Partnering for Safer Communities

 

BALTIMORE, MD - Tonight, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police join their local communities and law-enforcement partners in six counties and in Baltimore City to help prevent crime and raise awareness of local crime-watch initiatives during the annual National Night Out program.

"The MDTA Police are connected to the communities where we live and where we work," said MDTA Police Chief Colonel Jerry Jones. "We always look forward to opportunities like National Night Out to spend time with the families that we protect and serve throughout the year."

MDTA Police Officers from detachments across the State will attend National Night Out events in Baltimore County (Turner Station), Baltimore City (Cherry Hill), Anne Arundel County (Crofton and Brooklyn Park), Prince George's County (Landover), Harford County (Havre de Grace), Charles County and Queen Anne's County.

Visit natw.org to find local National Night Out activities and to learn more about the National Association of Town Watch, Inc. In 2015, more than 38 million people and nearly 16,000 communities participated in National Night Out across the U.S.

Follow the MDTA Police at twitter.com/TheMDTA, facebook.com/TheMDTA and mdta.maryland.gov.

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 MDTA's highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

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