BC Transit - Media Advisory

Bus security camera installation begins in Nanaimo

Nanaimo – Phased installation is now underway of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras on 24 BC Transit buses in Nanaimo. All medium- and heavy-duty buses acquired after 2005 will have the cameras installed, and new buses, 27 feet and longer, will be delivered with the cameras already factory-installed.

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.

For more information on the project, how the cameras will operate, and the results from the 2015-16 pilot project, please consult the Questions and Answers. To find out more about BC Transit’s privacy policy, please visit the privacy section.

Customer Information: 250-390-4531
Website: bctransit.com/nanaimo

Media Contact:

Jonathon Dyck, BC Transit, Communications Manager
250-995-5720 media@bctransit.com

Daniel Pearce, Regional District of Nanaimo, A/Director Transportation and Emergency Services
250-390-6501 dpearce@rdn.bc.ca