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NY Comptroller: MTA Anti-Terror Projects Over Budget

Members of the NYPD's elite Hercules Unit stand guard against terror threats at Wall Street (credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images)

Members of the NYPD’s elite Hercules Unit stand guard against terror threats at Wall Street (credit: Timothy Clary/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new audit by the New York State comptroller said the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s anti-terror plan is behind schedule and over budget.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said overall costs for anti-terror projects have risen 44 percent. They include reinforcing bridges, tunnels and stations and electronic surveillance and fire ventilation projects.

DiNapoli told the New York Post that individual projects are months, if not years, behind schedule. A legal dispute over security cameras in the subway system accounts for much of the cost.

The MTA said it’s been able to install more than 3,700 security cameras with over 500 hooked up directly to the NYPD’s command center.

After 9/11, the anti-terror work had been slated to be completed in 2008. DiNapoli’s audit said it’s looking more like 2012 now.

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