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Surveillance Cameras Coming To Some NYC Buses

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NEW YORK (AP/1010 WINS/CBS 2/WCBS 880) — Beginning in the spring, nearly 400 New York City buses will be equipped with surveillance cameras.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

WCBS 880 Reporter Marla Diamond gets rider reaction.

The New York Post reports that if the program is successful, a total of 1,150 buses will have the security cameras by 2014.

The paper says that at first the Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to roll out the system along bus routes in Manhattan.

Currently, only one Brooklyn bus line has cameras.

The equipment will cost about $18,000 per bus.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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