NYC: MTA Plans To Install Video Cameras On Trains


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lirrNew York City’s two commuter railroads plan to install inward- and outward-facing cameras in the cabs of their trains. The move follows a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board.

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority committee voted Monday to award contracts totaling $34.6 million. The cameras will be used on both the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.

The full MTA board will vote Wednesday.

Officials say the outward-facing cameras will record track and wayside activities. The inward-facing cameras will be used to record the engineer’s control area while the train is in operation.

A total of 2,064 rail cars and locomotives will be outfitted under the contract

4D Security Solutions received the LIRR contract for $16.7 million. Sepsa North America gets Metro-North’s $17.9 million contract.