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New cameras installed on RTC buses

Posted at 11:27 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-11 19:25:03-05

We're getting our first look at a new real-time security system on RTC buses, that will allow police to look inside any bus in the Las Vegas valley.

The idea for a live-streaming system was put in place after several shootings in the last couple of years on RTC buses, including one that shut down the Las Vegas Strip for the better part of day. 

"If a driver is having an incident and they call in, it allows security and police to see inside the bus before they can even respond," says Chuck Scarborough, Director of Transit and Technical Equipment for RTC. 

The Livetrax system lets law enforcement look at any bus in real time from over nine different angles inside and out. 

"They will be able to log in and pick which bus they want and which cameras they want to see," says Scarborough.

RTC hopes this new live-streaming system will work to keep passengers safe, and bridge the gap between RTC and law enforcement. 

"We could take two existing systems, and make them work together to solve this challenge."

RTC's entire fleet will have the live-streaming system by January of 2018.