MTA installing station surveillance

November 02, 2006|By Michael Dresser | Michael Dresser,SUN REPORTER

The Maryland Transit Administration has begun installing an advanced surveillance system at its Metro, MARC train and light rail stations to protect against terrorism and reduce crime, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced yesterday.

MTA officials held a news conference at the Camden Yards Light Rail and MARC station to demonstrate the new technology, which is designed to provide around-the-clock coverage at transit stations.

Ehrlich said the MTA is one of the first transit agencies in the country to introduce the technology, which relies on digital security cameras and a computer software program to analyze images.

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