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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York has installed security cameras at all 472 subway stations. Thousands of cameras have now been deployed systemwide
The initiative to expand security camera coverage was accelerated last year by New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg, who identified a new class of cameras that could be deployed more quickly and at much lower cost than traditional cameras, according to a new release. As a result, 200 of the 472 stations in the system gained security camera coverage within the past year.
Security cameras used in the subway system come in two forms: those that broadcast in real time to the subway’s security center; and those that record locally, providing material that can be retrieved quickly and be used in crime investigations.
The MTA also recently announced that its Tolls NY app — which helps manage toll bill payments and E-ZPass accounts from a phone — reached 1 million downloads since launching in 2020.
The Tolls NY app has collected more than $70 million in payments since its release. MTA Bridges and Tunnels has sent more than three million alerts through the app to keep customers informed about policy updates such as toll rate changes.
The app was created in collaboration with the New York State Thruway Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Conduent Transportation.