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Md. high court will consider whether MTA police violated Fourth Amendment

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ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether state transit officers violated the constitutional rights of light rail passengers by putting on a show of force in conducting a sweep of the train cars to ensure fares were paid. The ...

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MTA police violated Fourth Amendment, appeals court says

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The Maryland Transit Administration violated the constitutional rights of light rail passengers when MTA officers put on a show of force in conducting a sweep of the train cars to ensure fares were paid, the state’s second-highest court held Thursday ...

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Baltimore-area transit expected to reach just 50% of new jobs

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The Baltimore region is expected to add a substantial number of jobs over the next 25 years, but many of them are likely to be based in places that transit can’t access, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s ...

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Jury awards $436K for woman dragged by Maryland light-rail car

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A Baltimore jury awarded more than $400,000 last week to the estate of a woman who was dragged by a light rail vehicle after her arm got caught in a door in 2014.

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Sinkholes shut down downtown Baltimore streets, light rail

The Court of Appeals held that the checking of passengers who reasonably believe they cannot leave the train before showing proof of payment raises deep concern that the police activity violates the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. But the court left open the possibility that the MTA officers' sweeps could be found constitutional if their primary purpose is a public good – perhaps deterring fare evasion – and not to detect criminal wrongdoing, such as an outstanding warrant. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Sinkholes have indefinitely shut down parts of two downtown Baltimore streets and interrupted light rail service. News outlets report city officials announced Sunday that sinkholes at the intersection of North Howard and West Lexington streets have resulted in the closure ...

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Maryland ramps up Baltimore rail spending as riders trend down

The Court of Appeals held that the checking of passengers who reasonably believe they cannot leave the train before showing proof of payment raises deep concern that the police activity violates the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. But the court left open the possibility that the MTA officers' sweeps could be found constitutional if their primary purpose is a public good – perhaps deterring fare evasion – and not to detect criminal wrongdoing, such as an outstanding warrant. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s transit agencies plan to invest heavily in Baltimore metro area rail lines, despite the number of commuters using the services recently trending down. Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration plans on funding $900 million in upgrades to metro ...

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