Surveillance Cameras at Lutherville Light Rail a Long-Term Goal

An MTA police officer may have been misinformed when addressing Greater Timonium Community Council members.

A Maryland Transit Administration police lieutenant may have spoken out of turn when he told a meeting room full of Lutherville-Timonium community leaders that the Lutherville light rail stop would have a surveillance camera installed by the end of the year. 

The lieutenant was invited to the monthly meeting by Greater Timonium Community Council president Eric Rockel, who said he too heard that the cameras would be installed "sometime this year." 

Joe Sviatko, a spokesman for the administration, said the lieutenant may have been misinformed. 

"The MTA has a long term goal to install cameras at all MTA Light Rail Stations as funding becomes available," Sviatko said in a statement. "However, there are no allocated funds or definite time line for installing closed circuit cameras at the Lutherville Light Rail Station at this time." 

Sviatko added that the administration has installed security cameras at the Baltimore and Centre streets stops. 

Rockel, who also chairs a committee on the Lutherville Community Association board, said he has been aware of the administration's efforts to bring cameras to Lutherville for over a year now. 

About 16 months ago, another MTA representative told a meeting room full of Lutherville community stakeholders that the administration was actively seeking funding for cameras via a grant offered by Department of Homeland Security.

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M. Sullivan February 27, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Kevin1845 February 27, 2013 at 07:52 PM
That makes as much sense as closing sections of York road!
Michael D February 27, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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M. Sullivan February 27, 2013 at 08:27 PM
How is that, Kevin1845? The Crime Train can still continue on to the next station. It just won't be stopping in Lutherville to provide convenient access to the criminals coming from Baltimore. Closing sections of York Rd. would block the flow of traffic completely.
Steve February 27, 2013 at 08:31 PM
More fear mongering by the usual suspects. MAybe McDonough can hold a press conference there...
moe green February 27, 2013 at 08:45 PM
The loot rail. Bringing baltimore city crime to the county.
amark February 27, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I posted this the other day but it is relevent to this. http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20130221/NEWS/130229569/1064/metro-x2019-s-arrival-in-tysons-brings-new-set-of-challenges%26template%3DfairfaxTimes&sa=U&ei=Zn0uUa07iofRAdCzgdgF&ved=0CBgQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNEG1MWtpXau0Gjy3zWB8x64_l6CWg
M. Sullivan February 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Thanks, amark. I guess the Fairfax County Police are just a bunch of fear mongers too, eh Steve?
Steve February 28, 2013 at 06:35 PM
From your link. " ....based on anecdotal research" The light rail station in Lutherville already had a Baltimore County Police substation there. I guess it isn't needed because the last time I was there it was totally abandoned.
mario June 05, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Security cameras are quite popular in the world of Security Systems
Noah Morisset June 05, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Security cameras are quite popular in the world of Security Systems
David Tuckfield June 11, 2013 at 07:40 AM
I think it makes sense to install security cameras at the Lutherville light rail but there should also be increased security personnel as well.


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