ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Each new bus in St. Bernard Parish now is equipped with security cameras and GPS tracking devices.
The St. Bernard Transit Department says it takes very seriously the safety of its passengers and drivers. "The new camera and recording system will allow us to collect information and data in the event of an incident," St. Bernard Transit Manager Michael Bayham said.
Eight cameras have been installed on each new bus. Transit officials say the cameras capture all internal lines of sight as well as several angles on the exterior of the bus. The camera system also has a recording device on board.
"These new cameras will allow us to monitor situation and progress on the buses in order to provide safer ride for our passengers and drivers," said Parish President Guy McInnis.