- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area transit agency has equipped all its train cars with working security cameras.

KTVU reports (https://bit.ly/2tkxe3R ) that each car on Bay Area Rapid Transit trains has four cameras on board.

A good portion of the cameras were either previously broken or fake.

BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas says the camera will be a tool for solving crimes that occur on the BART system and also a deterrent to crime. The cost of the project was $1.4 million.

The cameras come after a deadly shooting of a 19-year-old man on a train where police were not able to retrieve usable video from a camera near the crime.

The cameras will last six to seven years. A new fleet of cars were designed with built-in cameras.


Information from: KTVU-TV.

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