MDOT MTA to Hold Full-Scale, Emergency Response Drill for MARC Train Operations

Exercise to Test Regional Response to Transit Incident


BALTIMORE, MD (OCTOBER 21, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and its regional partners will conduct an emergency response exercise on Saturday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monocacy MARC Train Station.

“This drill is part of our ongoing effort to ensure the safety and security of our riding public,” said Erich Kolig, MDOT MTA’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Rail. “We emphasize working with local safety and law enforcement agencies to make sure we are fully prepared for emergencies.”

The exercise will take place on Saturday to avoid any interruptions to regular MARC Train service. Many first responders will be on site. And, area residents can expect to see flashing lights from numerous emergency vehicles near the Monocacy MARC Train Station during this drill. 

MDOT MTA asks the public to avoid the exercise site at Monocacy MARC Train Station since large emergency vehicles will be in use.

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA also manages the Call-a-Ride system and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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