>Metrorail to get security cameras


According to this presentation for the Finance, Administration and Oversight Committee, Metro is proposing installing security cameras at ten DC and two Fairfax County Metrorail stations in FY 2009.  The cameras will be installed at these stations:

  • Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood
  • Congress Heights
  • Deanwood
  • Minnesota Ave
  • Fort Totten
  • Takoma
  • Brookland-CUA
  • Columbia Heights
  • Georgia Ave-Petworth
  • Tenleytown-AU
  • Vienna/Fairfax GMU
  • Franconia-Springfield

Cameras will be installed overlooking the stations and entrances.  Recording and viewing will be supervised by the Metro Transit Police Department.  The cost of installation for cameras and equipment at the twelve stations is $275,000, which will be paid by the District ($200,000) and Fairfax County ($75,000).

The DC stations were selected based on the number of serious crimes occurring at the stations, and the need for security enhancements.  There are “highest crime rate” lists for Maryland and Virginia in the July 10 presentation to the CSOS committee.

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