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Maryland Transit, Transportation Security administrations to screen one station's passengers and bags through April


From April 4-28, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct a Mobile Security Checkpoint (MSC) pilot program at the Dorsey Road commuter-rail station. The agencies will screen Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) passengers and their bags for explosive materials every weekday between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Passengers will walk through an Explosives Trace Portal or puffer machine and a metal detector, and bags will pass through X-ray and trace explosives detectors.

TSA National Screening Force security officers will perform the screenings and MARC customer service representatives will address passenger concerns. The MSC pilot is funded by the TSA’s Technical Support Working Group.

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