CTA Adds Security Cameras, Hopes to Lower Crime

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    The CTA is increasing its efforts to fight crime on trains by adding high-definition cameras in older model rail cars.

    With their most recent project stocking 850 rail cars, the CTA plans to have “virtually all” trains equipped with cameras, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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    Upgraded cars will reportedly include the 3200-series trains on the Brown Line and the agency’s oldest cars, the 2600-series trains. The improvements, which will add to the more than 3,000 currently installed, began last week and are scheduled to take seven months, according to the Sun-Times.

    “This is not just an investment in our rail system but in our neighborhoods,” CTA President Forrest Claypool said in a statement. “By strengthening our transportation we will continue Chicago’s economic growth and increase the quality of life for all residents.”

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