Bus security camera installation begins in Nelson

Mar 27, 2017
Transit System: West Kootenay

Nelson – Phased installation of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras on six BC Transit buses in Nelson will begin in April. All medium- and heavy-duty buses acquired after 2005 will have the cameras installed, and new buses, 27 feet and longer, will be delivered with the cameras already factory-installed.
A one-year evaluation (proof-of-concept) program was completed in April 2016 on 83 buses in Victoria and another 25 in Kamloops and showed positive results. Cameras have been installed on buses in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Chilliwack, Whistler and Victoria.

The estimated budget to equip the six buses with this new technology is $27,400. The installation will be funded by the federal and provincial governments.

A timetable to install CCTV cameras throughout the BC Transit system has not yet been confirmed.

For more information on the project, how the cameras will operate, and the results from the 2015-16 pilot project, please consult the Questions and Answers. To find out more about BC Transit’s privacy policy, please visit the privacy section.

Media Contacts:

Jonathon Dyck, Communications Manager