MTA To Install Security Cameras on Every Subway Car



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    MTA To Install Security Cameras on Every Subway Car

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    New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the MTA-New York City Transit will install 13,000 Security Cameras in on the agency’s over 6000 subway cars • Full Story

    The MTA will install security cameras in every New York City subway car — one of the latest measures to deter crime and enhance safety in the underground transportation system, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday.

    The cameras installation will be across the entire fleet of subway cars, according to the governor.

    Roughly $5.5 million dollars in funding will go to the security camera plan, with $2 million in funding coming from the federal Urban Area Security Initiative under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Preparedness Grants. The remaining $3.5 million will come from the MTA.

    The pilot program so far has cameras scattered on the following lines: 2,4,5,6 E, F, M, G and R.

    However, the funding will allow for the purchase of 5,400 cameras to be installed on 2,700 subway cars, with two cameras per car. Additionally, the program will fund approximately 3,800 cameras expanding coverage in about 130 subway stations.

    The move is an attempt to enhance security and increase passenger confidence in mass transit safety.

    Via NBC New York

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    1. Dani

      This was very needed!

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