Thursday, January 28, 2010

Chicago Transit Authority Puts Up More Cameras

The Chicago Transit Authority has installed more high-resolution security cameras at its rapid transit train stations.
With the most recent installation of cameras at 24 Green Line stations, CTA officials say the system now has 1,657 cameras at 73 rail stations. By summer, there should be at least one at every CTA station.
The CTA's also launching a pilot program to consider the feasibility of retrofitting rail cars themselves with cameras. The pilot will identify costs and the most efficient design for railcar cameras. That pilot's expected to begin this spring.
New rail cars already on order will come equipped with cameras.
Mayor Richard Daley says the cameras will deter crime and help catch people engaging in criminal activity along the CTA network.