MTA to install cameras in NYC subway cars – NBC4 New York

What to know

  • The MTA will install security cameras in all New York City subway cars, one of the latest measures to prevent crime and improve safety in the subway system, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday.
  • The funding allows for the installation of 5,400 cameras in 2,700 subway cars, with two cameras per car.
  • In addition, the program will fund approximately 3,800 cameras that will increase coverage at approximately 130 subway stations.

NEW YORK – The MTA will install security cameras in all New York City subway cars, one of the latest measures to prevent crime and improve safety in the subway system, Gov. Kathy announced Tuesday. Hochul.

The installation of cameras will be in all the fleet of subway cars, according to the governor.

About $5.5 million in funding will go toward the security camera program, with $2 million of the funding coming from the Urban Area Security Initiative, a federal program under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness grant. The remaining $3.5 million will come from the MTA.

The pilot project so far has deployed cameras on the following lines: 2,4,5,6 E, F, M, G and R.

The funding, however, allows for the installation of 5,400 cameras in 2,700 subway cars, with two cameras per car. In addition, the program will fund approximately 3,800 cameras that will increase coverage at approximately 130 subway stations.

The measure attempts to improve safety and increase passenger confidence in the safety of public transport.

Last month, investigators said that since January there have been five murders, eight rapes, 347 assaults and 365 robberies on the city’s subway and transit system.

Violent crime in the metro rose nearly 57% in July compared to the same period a year earlier, according to statistics. Those figures do not take into account the potential impact of a drop in the number of passengers after the pandemic.

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