As Transit Ridership Recovers, Police Highlight Safety and Security Tips
BALTIMORE, MD (August 2, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) Police will again host events at two local transit stations in support of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 3. For nearly 40 years, National Night Out has served as a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, MDOT MTA Police representatives will be at the Patapsco Light RailLink Station at 751 W. Patapsco Ave. and the Rogers Avenue Metro SubwayLink Station at 4301 Hayward Ave. MDOT MTA Police staff will engage with riders to discuss transit safety tips. Also, in conjunction with National Night Out, MDOT MTA Police will continue their support of the community with a Back to School Supply giveaway.
“MDOT MTA Police appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our passenger’s safety while riding on public transit,” said MDOT MTA Chief of Police Col. John E. Gavrilis. “Strong community relationships are one reason the agency has maintain its ranking for seven consecutive years as the safest transit system of the top 12 U.S. transit agencies.”
MDOT MTA Police look forward to being out in the community again for National Night Out and encourage all residents interested in promoting a safer community to join them for this free event.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates systems that include Local Bus, Commuter Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train Service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit network. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. As a participating agency in APTA’s Health and Safety Commitment Program, MDOT MTA is dedicated to keeping our employees and passengers safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.