In Chicago, Illinois, the cost to equip 322 buses with on-board video and audio surveillance was estimated at $3.1 million.
- Closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) (e.g., lens, camera, transmission link, multiplexer, video recording device)
- Event recorders (e.g., device that records visual images as well as signals from multiple vehicle systems)
- Audio surveillance (a stand alone device that records audio or an integrated part of a video surveillance system)
In Chicago, Illinois, on-board transit surveillance systems were installed on 322 buses. Multiple cameras were installed on the interior of each bus to ensure complete coverage, and digital event recorders were used to securely capture video, audio, and sensor data. In 1998, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reported the total cost of installation was $3.1 million.
Electronic Surveillance Technology on Transit Vehicles: A Synthesis of Transit Practice, TCRP Synthesis 38
Published By: Transportation Research Board
Source Date: 2001
CCTV system median cost per vehicle: $6,500.
Digital event recorder systems per vehicle: $5,000 to $7,000.
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