MTA short $1B to expand transit-system cameras

New York City’s transit network, the largest in the U.S., needs $1 billion to expand and update camera systems throughout its subways, buses and commuter rail lines, the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wrote in a letter to Congress.

The MTA calculates it will cost $1.3 billion for the surveillance upgrades across its transit system, but it’s short $1 billion, Janno Lieber, the agency’s chief executive officer, wrote in a May 2 letter to U.S. House members. The lawmakers had asked for information last month on how the MTA uses federal funds for safety programs.

The MTA’s 2020-2024 capital plan, which finances repairs, infrastructure upgrades, expansion projects

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