Security Cameras to be Installed Across Entire MTA Subway Car Fleet
As part of continued efforts to deter crime and enhance subway safety, New York City’s entire subway fleet will be outfitted with two security cameras in each train car according to the press release by Governor Hochul’s office. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA) has received a total of $5.5 million in new funding — a $2 million award through the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program and $3.5 million from the Subway Action Plan to cover the cost and installation of 12,710 security cameras across the MTA’s entire 6,355 subway car fleet. The entire installation is expected to be completed sometime in 2025, with 200 cars per month having cameras installed once installation begins. In addition, the new R211 subway cars that will be starting to deliver in early 2023 will already be camera-equipped.