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Mon February 24, 2014
Detroit adding cameras to city buses to deter crime
Detroit buses are being outfitted with new security cameras.
Mayor Mike Duggan says the intent is to deter crime against passengers and drivers.
“For far too long, our drivers have not been safe driving the buses. And at times our passengers have not been safe riding the buses,” says Duggan.
Duggan says city bus drivers particularly don’t deserve some of the treatment they’ve been getting.
“The driver who shows up at your stop, even though it may be late and the bus may be crowded, that driver showed up for work and is trying to do the job. That’s the one person that’s not to blame for the situation we’re finding ourselves in,” says Duggan.
Duggan says they plan to install cameras in 50 city buses by the end of March and about 200 more by September.