Saturday, December 18, 2010

Security cameras for Manhattan buses


NEW YORK (AP) — Beginning in the spring, nearly 400 New York City buses will be equipped with surveillance cameras.

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.

12 comments:

CntrySigns said...

I hope they auto send tickets to people parked there like the red light camera. I am so sick of the people using bus stops as their own personal "run in for the paper" parking spot. Every time a local man in a wheel chair goes to get on the bus its a huge problems because there are always 2 or 3 cars blocking the bus from getting in close enough to the curb

Anonymous said...

"We want you Big Brother" - David Bowie

ew-3 said...

$18,000 per bus?

I'd get it done for $10,000 per, and still make $9,500 per.

Evan S said...

Cameras on buses? Now where can I go to masturbate? Sheesh!

Velvethead said...

You're right ew-3, if the city didn't shove unrealistic hourly prevailing wage rates of some
$60-70/manhour. They're electricians, not doctors!

Anonymous said...

Do you honestly believe that a security camera (installed) costs $18,000 apiece? I think the city needs to shop around a little more. How many people are being paid from this? Sounds like a scam to me. The MTA needs to go back to the drawing board and get competitive bids for these cameras. Sounds like someone's palm is being greased. When the MTA need money, our fares will go up again. I don't think this project is a priority. It should be tabled until we are in better fiscal shape.

Anonymous said...

When are they going to make Orwell into a religion like L.Ron Hubbard. At least Orwell was right on the money, just not so overpriced.

Big Brother

Anonymous said...

Gotta protect that valuable Manhattan tourist corridor first and to hell with Queens!

We'll get our cameras in about 2013.

Andy Whore-hole said...

Great, I'd love to be on TV!
It's my 15 minutes of fame!

Anonymous said...

Evan S said...
Cameras on buses? Now where can I go to masturbate? Sheesh!

Did your momma have a hand on it er in it? Whatever.

Anonymous said...

hope they auto send tickets to people parked there like the red light camera. I am so sick of the people using bus stops as their own personal "run in for the paper" parking spot.

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Good luck. 80% of the time someone is parked/standing in a bus stop or a lane... ITS AN NYPD CAR!!!
Fuckers are too lazy to walk their beat, so they sit in their cars all day.

Anonymous said...

That's what we need, a collection of photographs of commuters matrubating their nostrils archived for genealogical posterity.