MTA erects safety fence at station

March 21, 1996|By Consella A. Lee | Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF

The Mass Transit Administration has erected a fence along the tracks at Linthicum Heights Light Rail station and launched a poster campaign to help Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle Schools students get to school safely.

The fence, 250 feet parallel to the tracks, is designed to keep students from cutting across the tracks. The posters, which have been put up in schools and light rail cars this month, encourage students to wait, look and listen and cross the tracks only at designated points.

Anthony Brown, an MTA spokesman, said community leaders asked for MTA's help with the safety program.

The MTA also installed a 24-inch convex mirror on Camp Meade Road near the Linthicum Heights station to improve the sight line for motorists approaching the tracks.

The MTA, county schools, Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, county police and parents worked on the project.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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