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New Live Video Technology in Store for MBTA Buses

More than 225 buses are expected to have new live video cameras installed by the summer.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has been awarded about $7 million from the Department of Homeland Security to install buses with live video technology, according to CBS Boston.

The technology includes new 360-degree lenses embedded the ceilings and walls of the MBTA buses to capture everything while buses are en route to various destinations, with some buses to include flat screens for passengers to see what is happening, according to the report. 

With a cost of $6.9 million, the new system is to be paid for by Homeland Security, and about 10 buses currently have the new technology with more than 225 expected to have it installed by the summer, according to the report. 

Matt February 11, 2014 at 06:57 PM
access TV before Medford?
Prometheus February 12, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Sure....you cannot run this service without taxpayer bailouts so why not add flat screens so the riders are not burdened with having to look out the windows.

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