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Webinar: Onboard Camera Use in Transit Buses

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Adopting new technologies can deliver demonstrable benefits. This webinar will focus on technologies and opportunities for onboard camera use in transit buses. Lead author Barbara Thomson of Thomson Consulting will discuss her team’s work to collect current practices and document effective initiatives in Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 123: Onboard Camera Applications for Buses.

The session will include practical examples of onboard camera use on buses in large, medium, and small transit agencies across the country. It will explore agencies’ collection of media images, how they use them, and how they keep up with the fast advances in surveillance technology to improve operations, safety, security, training, and customer satisfaction. Surveyed agencies reported the use of onboard cameras as beneficial for improving safety and security, deterring criminal activity and reducing accident claims. However, the use of onboard cameras is not without its challenges, which will also be discussed.

Cases studies included in the report feature:

  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
  • Metropolitan Boston Transportation Authority (MBTA)

This webinar is hosted through the National Transit Institute (NTI). FTA sponsors both NTI and TCRP to develop and apply innovative solutions and adapt technologies and approaches that help meet the demands placed on the nation’s public transit systems.

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