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Albany Transit going high tech to protect riders

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Albany Transit System is going high tech to help protect riders.   A surveillance monitoring system has been installed on one bus.   Eventually, every bus will be outfitted with the equipment.    

Here's how the system works:  Four cameras on the bus record the driver, passengers as they load and unload, surrounding traffic, and what happens inside the bus.    

All the video is captured on a hard drive that stores video for weeks.  Transit Director Dwain Cosby says the system can be used to train workers, but more importantly it will improve safety for passengers and drivers."

He said, "We want to make sure that everybody feels comfortable, everybody feels safe.  We want to make sure that no passengers have any level of incident."    

All new buses will come with the cameras automatically installed.  The 11 buses currently in use will be retrofitted with the equipment.

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