MDOT Maryland Transit Administration Statement on Mobility Operator Fatal Shooting This Evening

BALTIMORE, MD (January 29, 2021) - Following the fatal shooting of a First Transit Mobility operator the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration issued the following statement.

Statement from MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn:

We are deeply saddened by another tragic loss this evening as one of our First Transit Mobility service operators was killed on the job. The safety of our employees and our riders is MDOT MTA's highest priority. Violence against transit operators needs to stop immediately. MDOT MTA is grateful for our operators' dedication in transporting essential workers to critical jobs and, in this case, transporting our most vulnerable customers to essential services during the pandemic each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this most difficult time.

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