The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded NJ TRANSIT more than two million dollars in grant money to purchase and install new security cameras and related equipment at dozens of locations in South Jersey.
NJ TRANSIT is one of the largest statewide public transportation systems in the nation providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.
The transportation organization was awarded $2,339,700 from the Transit Security Grant Program, which is awarding up to $88 million for projects nationwide. NJ TRANSIT will use the funds to purchase more than 500 single- and multi-sensor cameras as well as specialized video-recording equipment, replacing analog cameras and other legacy equipment.
“The upgrades to our camera system made possible with this grant will greatly enhance our ability to keep the traveling public safe,” stated Senior Vice President, Chief of Police and Office of Emergency Management Christopher Trucillo.