Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


New Metro Buses Come With Video Monitors To Remind Riders To Behave

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Metro's new buses will come with video monitors that show live footage from security cameras.The new system debuting in fall allows drivers and riders to see what the security cameras are recording in real time, according The Source. One monitor will show riders getting on the bus and the other shows the inside of the bus.

Metro CEO Art Leahy said that the hope is to remind passengers that there are security cameras on the bus and thus deter them from any bad behavior. The cameras will still record video as before, which can be remotely downloaded if needed.

There were 191 assaults on drivers between 2010 and 2013, according to ABC7. That doesn't include all the other issues on buses, like the guy who is accused of assaulting seven passengers with a screwdriver over the last few weeks, or the 1 in 5 Metro riders who say they've been sexually harassed while using public transit.

Metro's new buses with the advanced video security will debut in October. Older buses may be retrofitted with the monitors in the future.