A one-year evaluation (proof-of-concept) program was completed in April 2016 on 83 buses in Victoria and another 25 in Kamloops and showed positive results. Cameras were installed on 41 buses in Kelowna in August and September of this year.
The estimated budget to equip the 24 buses with this new technology is $65,000. The installation follows infrastructure funding announcements by the federal and provincial governments in June and July of this year.
A timetable to install CCTV cameras throughout the BC Transit system has not yet been confirmed.
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Jonathon Dyck, BC Transit, Communications Manager
Daniel Pearce, Regional District of Nanaimo, A/Director Transportation and Emergency Services