Md. to begin police security checkpoints at stations

Posted on October 27, 2009

Focused on enhancing security at MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) rail stations along the Penn, Camden and Brunswick Lines, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) police in partnership with security and canine teams from the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Transit Security Administration will begin random security screenings at stations beginning Friday.

"The MTA continually engages in methods of ensuring customer safety and system preservation," said Lt. Colonel John E. Gavrilis, acting chief of police. "These exercises underscore our commitment to the safety and security of our customers and systems."

Screenings can potentially involve the check of luggage, packages, or other carry-on items customers may have in their possession. While every effort will be made to conduct the security checks in a timely fashion, the MTA is warning customers to be prepared that extra time may be required to board their train.


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