New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will install security cameras across the city’s entire fleet of subway cars in an attempt to enhance safety, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office announced Tuesday. The step comes as overall crime in the city increased last month.
“My number one priority as Governor is keeping New Yorkers safe,” Hochul said in a statement. “I am proud that we will be installing cameras on all Subway cars — expanding our security capabilities, deterring crime, and providing our law enforcement with support.”
Using $2 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative federal grant program as well as $3.5 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, more than 12,700 cameras will be purchased and installed in subway cars. In total, each subway car will receive two cameras.