- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Officials say all of BART’s railcars will have working security cameras by next year.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2a5ZRXM ) the agency vowed to install cameras on all 669 train cars following the newspaper’s investigation that the majority of what look like security cameras are empty housings designed to fool and deter wrongdoers.

The probe followed a deadly shooting on a train where police were not able to retrieve usable video from a camera near the crime. The case remains unsolved.

The transit agency has not said exactly when the $1.4 million project will be completed.

BART spokeswoman Alica Trost says the board of directors will likely vote on a contract by early September. The work will begin as soon as the parts arrive. BART crews that monitor video are being trained on the new system, the newspaper reported.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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