Sunday, November 06, 2005

San Joaquin Rail Commission Installing Security Trains on Altamont Commuter Express Trains

STOCKTON -- Transit officials are installing new security cameras to improve safety on board the Altamont Commuter Express.The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, which owns and operates ACE trains, on Thursday hired a firm to put 110 digital security cameras throughout the ACE trains. The cameras will cost about $236,000, ACE officials said.The installation should be completed within the next 30 to 45 days.Each train car will have four security cameras that will record passengers as they enter and exit the train, said Brian Schmidt, rail program manager for ACE. There will also be cameras on the control car. (more)