Atlanta to Install Cameras on all Public Transit Vehicles
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has announced that it will install security cameras on all its buses, trains and mobility vans by 2014, according to a report from CBS Atlanta.
According to MARTA police sergeant Aston Greene, the system will cost $14 million in install, and the program is a part of Atlanta’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign.
The new cameras will be strategically placed throughout the vehicles, and equipment will be standardized across all fleets, according to a MARTA press release. These capabilities will assist MARTA Police and authorities identify perpetrators and investigate incidents.
MARTA also plans on conducting a public outreach campaign to educate customers about the cameras, according to an AP report .
Greene also said that MARTA is starting a bus marshal program, in which undercover agents will ride public transportation to help deter crime.
Installation begins in the fall and will be complete on all city buses by summer 2013, according to CBS Atlanta.