Cincinnati Metro has added 34 new buses to its fleet that have video surveillance systems.
Each bus also Wi-Fi and on-board charging ports for electronic devices . The buses will also include customer-facing screens that will broadcast a live feed of the on-board security cameras, which Metro says will emphasize customer safety and security on board.
The new buses, along with 27 new buses placed into service in late 2018, were purchased with $26.1 million in federal grants awarded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI).
“We’re excited to have these buses out on the road, providing our customers with modern amenities and a more enjoyable ride,” said Metro Interim CEO & General Manager Darryl Haley.