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Expanding Onboard camera initiative for safer transit

Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Driven by its commitment to provide a safe experience for customers, employees and the public, CATA is expanding the use of onboard cameras.Woman in a Michigan State University hoodie sitting on a bus.

This summer, a pilot program will launch with nine vehicles slated for camera installation, including 60-foot buses, 40-foot buses and cutaway buses for Spec-Tran, Redi- Ride and Connector services. Cameras will be strategically placed inside and outside the vehicles, providing comprehensive coverage. The goal is to deter any potential misconduct that could compromise safety aboard or around CATA vehicles.

For some CATA customers, onboard cameras are not a new security feature. In April 2018, cameras were installed on all small buses and minivans operated by CATA's contractor, Transdev, which have been well-received.

While the timeline for the expanded initiative's trial remains open-ended, CATA will evaluate the effectiveness of utilizing cameras across its entire fleet in the future.

This content has been published in the 2024 Community Report.  

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