CTA Plans to Install More Security Cameras
By Soyoung Kwak in News on May 22, 2010 7:00PM
The entrance to the Paulina Brown Line station, Photo by [clint]
Although these security cameras could be of great help before crimes happen, Daley did state that "CTA cameras are not routinely monitored," and that footage from tapes are "mostly used to identify crime suspects after-the-fact." While the level of crime on CTA property declined slightly in 2009 compared to that of 2008, some crimes on the CTA are up in the first quarter this year. The new security cameras will be offer an additional level of security to the patrons of the CTA. Stations on the Green Line have already been equipped with new security cameras, and the Brown Line appears to be next in line. Additionally, Daley plans to see if it would be feasible to equip older rail cars with cameras later this year (the newer 5000-series cars all come equipped with security cameras, and all CTA buses have security cameras as well).