Officials with Atlanta's transit system added cameras to all of the system's buses, trains and mobility vans.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, launched the program Monday.
"The installation of the vehicle security camera system is an important enhancement that will provide a clear layer of security for MARTA customers and employees," said MARTA General Manager/CEO Dr. Beverly A. Scott in March. "We want everyone to know that their safety is of utmost importance to MARTA, and we will take the necessary steps to ensure that they have a safe transit experience and work environment."
The $17 million camera installation project is being funded, in part, with a $9 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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