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For Immediate Release:

MDOT Increases Security Across Transportation Network

“See Something…Say Something”

March 22, 2016

HANOVER, MD – With recent terrorist attacks in Brussels today, Marylanders will see more police and canine explosive detection patrols throughout the State’s transportation network.  Working closely with all of our state, local and federal partners and the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Office of Homeland Security, Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn today set into action its pre-established plans for deployment for its two law enforcement agencies, the MTA Police and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. In addition to the increased enforcement you do see, there are many measures in place that travelers won’t see.  
"In the wake of the horrific attacks today in Belgium, we are taking every precaution to keep Maryland citizens safe and secure,” said Governor Larry Hogan.  “In particular, there will be a more visible law enforcement presence at the airport, train stations and other mass transit locations around the state. I encourage all Marylanders, especially those traveling, to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times. If you see something unusual or unsettling, please report it immediately."
“We all play a role in our security,” said Secretary Rahn.  “Please be aware of your surroundings and remember: ‘If you see something, say something.’ ”
Media Contacts:

Erin Henson
Teri Moss
MDOT Public Affairs
(410) 865-1025

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