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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Anne Arundel County police filled their void at the police chief position after just a few weeks. Baltimore should name the successor to Frederick H. Bealefeld within the new few weeks, if not days.  But for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department, their void at the top continues a year after Marcus Brown left to take control of the state police force. The lingering vacancy has raised questions over whether officials are contemplating a merger of the agency and other state law enforcement agencies into the state police.  State officials confirm that such a move is being contemplated, but said it has no bearing on the lack of movement on naming a permanent chief for the MdTA police.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Maryland Transportation Authority officials are warning of an email phishing scam that asks E-ZPass holders to pay their toll debts online. The MdTA posted a sample of one of the phony emails, which claimed that the driver was "in arrears" and instructed the driver to "service your debt in the shortest possible time. " The MdTA says this is a scam email that seeks to obtain personal information and should be deleted. E-ZPass never asks for personal information in an email. Anyone receiving such an email can report it to the E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center at 888-321-6824.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | August 2, 2003
After discovering what the chief called a "design flaw" in the .40-caliber pistols being carried by the Maryland Transportation Authority's more than 400 police officers, officials pulled the weapons off the street late Thursday and yesterday, replacing them with 10-year-old weapons the authority had retired this year. The authority's tests revealed that the guns - the Vertec model made by Beretta - were not reliably firing when the trigger was pulled, a potentially deadly problem should an officer be in a dangerous situation and try to use the weapon, said authority Police Chief Gary W. McLhinney.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2014
Frank J. "Gus" Vogel, an official of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, died of cancer Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Chase resident was 60. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Frank John Vogel and Margaret Vogel. He was a graduate of Parkville High School, where he played baseball and football. He earned an associate's degree at Essex Community College. Mr. Vogel was a statistician for an insurance business before joining the Maryland Transportation Authority Police in 1993.
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By BRENT JONES | May 29, 2008
A 28-year-old Atlanta man was arrested Tuesday by a Maryland Transportation Authority officer after police said they found nearly 146 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. Themba K. Koyi was driving south on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County when his rented 2008 Nissan sedan was stopped by a transportation authority officer for speeding, police said. The drugs, valued at more than $200,000, were discovered during a check of the vehicle, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 23, 2001
An unidentified man jumped over the retaining wall of southbound Interstate 95 in East Baltimore and fell about 25 feet onto heavily traveled eastbound Pulaski Highway, disrupting rush-hour traffic yesterday evening. The man, who was not struck by any vehicles, suffered nonlife-threatening injuries and was admitted at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, said Cpl. Greg Prioleau, a spokesman for Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Prioleau said a transportation authority officer was talking to the pedestrian on the southbound shoulder of I-95 about 4:45 p.m. when the man suddenly turned and jumped over the retaining wall.
NEWS
April 9, 2003
Workers are scheduled to begin removing graffiti today from a stretch of noise barriers along Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. Someone painted the graffiti - alternating symbols and letters written in black spray paint - on 202 sound-proofing panels just south of the Baltimore Beltway and north of the city line, according to state police and officials with the Maryland Transportation Authority. State police are investigating the incident, which occurred before daybreak on April 1. Authorities said they were not sure what the words and symbols mean.
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May 10, 1996
A former employee of a car rental firm at Baltimore-Washington Internation Airport remains in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in lieu of $205,000 bond on charges she robbed two out-of-town guests at gunpoint on the parking lot of the Sheraton BWI in 1994.Karen Young, 29, who once worked for Alamo Rent A Car at BWI, was arrested Monday at her home in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. in Baltimore by Maryland Transportation Authority Police.Lori Vidil, a spokeswoman for the transportation authority, said Young was considered a suspect in the robberies in November and December of 1994 shortly after they occurred but declined to say what evidence led to her arrest.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 17, 2003
The Key Bridge was closed for nearly 16 hours yesterday, causing miles of delays on the Baltimore Beltway as transportation authority police officers tried to persuade a man threatening suicide not to jump, authorities said. The bridge was closed in both directions beginning at 4:03 a.m., said Lori A. Vidil, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transportation Authority. The bridge reopened at 7:40 p.m. after the man surrendered to police. He was taken to St. Agnes HealthCare. During the Beltway backup, a man whose car was stuck in traffic on the outer loop during the morning suffered a heart attack and died, Vidil said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Maryland Transportation Authority Police on Sunday identified the woman who survived her car going over the railing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday. Transportation officials said Morgan Jade Lake of Sunderland, in Calvert County, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring when a tractor-trailer struck her car, sending it over the bridge railing and into water near the eastbound start of the span. The car fell about 40 feet into the water and landed in about 6 to 8 feet of water, and Lake managed to get out of the vehicle and over to some nearby rocks, officials said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
Bruce Gartner served as acting executive secretary of the Maryland Transportation Authority for seven months before being named permanently to the position last month. That was probably a good thing because the Annapolis resident needs to hit the ground running. The independent state agency, which owns and operates all of the state's toll roads, bridges and tunnels, is in the midst of a six-year, multibillion-dollar capital program and is gearing up to introduce major changes to the state's highway system, including new express toll lanes on Interstate 95 north of Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
The new express toll lanes set to open next year along Interstate 95 north of Baltimore are not popular among the residents who have shared their opinion with the Maryland Transportation Authority. Of the 73 public responses submitted, mostly online, to the authority since it released its proposed toll rates in September and asked for feedback, 80 percent were in opposition, according to a final summary of the public's responses released last week. Another 19 percent were considered "neutral" comments, and just 1 percent supported the project.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Maryland Transportation Authority Police on Sunday identified the woman who survived her car going over the railing of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Friday. Transportation officials said Morgan Jade Lake of Sunderland, in Calvert County, was driving a 2007 Chrysler Sebring when a tractor-trailer struck her car, sending it over the bridge railing and into water near the eastbound start of the span. The car fell about 40 feet into the water and landed in about 6 to 8 feet of water, and Lake managed to get out of the vehicle and over to some nearby rocks, officials said.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
A 22-year-old woman whose car was struck on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and sent into the waters below has been discharged from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday. The woman, who has not been identified, suffered what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries Friday night when a tractor-trailer hit her car, sending it over the bridge railing and into water near the eastbound start of the span, transportation and fire officials said. She was taken by helicopter to Shock Trauma on Friday, said Anne Arundel County Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Thompson.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
When Baltimore crossing guard supervisors make their rounds, they're apt to be driving cars emblazoned not with the familiar city seal but with a "Z" - for Zipcar, the vehicle-sharing service that allows members to rent cars by the hour for short trips. The supervisors are among two dozen Transportation Department employees who use the nationwide service that launched in Baltimore in 2010. To date, the agency says it has spent $63,000 on Zipcar use. "This gives us an alternative way to get people where they need to be for work purposes," said Billy Hwang, the city's deputy transportation director.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
An incident in Anne Arundel County on US 50 East at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has closed one of two eastbound traffic lanes at 9:13 a.m., on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The transportation authority also reported a one-vehicle collision in Baltimore City on Interstate 95 South prior to mile marker 55.7 that closed one of four southbound lanes and one of two southbound shoulders at 9:06 a.m. In Baltimore County, a four-vehicle collision on Interstate 795 North at Owings Mills Boulevard closed one of two northbound right off-ramp lanes at 8:38 a.m., DOT said.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
A 22-year-old woman whose car was struck on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and sent into the waters below has been discharged from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Saturday. The woman, who has not been identified, suffered what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries Friday night when a tractor-trailer hit her car, sending it over the bridge railing and into water near the eastbound start of the span, transportation and fire officials said. She was taken by helicopter to Shock Trauma on Friday, said Anne Arundel County Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Thompson.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2002
Unmarked Chevrolet Camaros and police officers masquerading as construction workers will be part of a stepped-up effort by the Maryland Transportation Authority to catch speeders and aggressive drivers, the authority announced yesterday. Five unmarked police Camaros and one marked one began patrolling Interstates 895 and 95 from Caton Avenue in Baltimore to the Delaware line yesterday. And at construction sites along those highways, the authority is beginning Operation Hard Hat, in which officers operating radar will don hard hats and construction vests to catch speeders.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
A disabled vehicle in the roadway in Baltimore City on Interstate 895 South past the Lombard Street exit has the southbound shoulder closed at 9:24 a.m., on Tuesday, the state Department of Transportation said. It is one of several disabled vehicles in the roadway the transportation authority reported during the rainy commute. Morning-long delays on the light rail continued at 9:30 a.m., the Maryland Transit Authority reported.
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