Onboard Camera Applications for Buses

Transit agencies across the country of every size are successfully using onboard camera applications for their buses for safety and security of bus operators and passengers, and they are reaping financial benefits while doing so. This synthesis provides practical examples of the technologies and opportunities currently in operation at large, medium, and small transit agencies across the country. It focuses on their collection of the media images, what they use them for, and how they keep up with the fast advances of surveillance technology. The study was undertaken to explore the current technologies, research, and opportunities, and to provide examples of how surveillance systems are used to improve operations, safety, security, training, and customer satisfaction. Thirty-two transit agencies responded to the electronic survey sent to 40 agencies, yielding an 80% (32/40) response rate. Based on the survey and in-depth interviews after the survey, five agencies were able to provide information for case examples of the details of their programs and their applications. All of the agencies that responded to the electronic survey achieved their goals of improving safety and security, as well as deterring criminal activity and reducing accident claims. Through coordination and support from multiple departments, the entire agency and public can reap the benefits from camera applications. Most important, customers and bus operators feel more secure and safer. Meanwhile, the agencies feel the impact of a reduction in legal claims payouts and decreased workers’ compensation awards so much that they are measuring their return on investment.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 82p
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  • Accession Number: 01604150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309272216
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project J-7, Topic SA-36
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2016 10:29AM